Bhuj Earthquake India

Bhuj Earthquake India

Bhuj Earthquake India Earthquake:  Gujarat, India 7.9 on the Richter scale. 8.46 AM January 26th 20,800 dead Earthquake: 8:46am on January 26, 2001 Epicenter: Near Bhuj in Gujarat, India Magnitude: 7.9 on the Richter Scale Geologic Setting Indian Plate Sub ducting beneath Eurasian Plate Continental Drift§ Convergent Boundary Specifics of 2001 Quake Compression Stress between … Read more

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management

Solid Waste Management Waste- Definition & Classification Any material which is not needed by the owner, producer or processor. Classification Domestic waste Factory waste Waste from oil factory E-waste Construction waste Agricultural waste Food processing waste Bio-medical waste Nuclear waste Classification of Wastes Solid waste- vegetable waste, kitchen waste, household waste etc. E-waste- discarded electronic … Read more

What is Geophysics and Geology – Definition & Techniques

Geophysics

What is Geophysics and Geology – Definition & Techniques Geophysics Geophysics is the physics of the Earth and its environment in space; also the study of the Earth using quantitative physical methods. The term geophysics sometimes refers only to the geological applications: Earth’s shape; its gravitational and magnetic fields; its internal structure and composition; its … Read more

Theory Of Boundary Layer

Theory of Boundary Layer

Theory Of Boundary Layer Introduction When a real fluid flows past a solid boundary, a layer of fluid which comes in contact with the boundary surface adheres to it on account of viscosity. Since this layer of the fluid cannot slip away from the boundary surface it attains the same velocity as that of the … Read more

A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan Specific Conditions

A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan Specific Conditions

A Critical Evaluation of Bridge Scour for Michigan Specific Conditions Project Goals The objective of this research is to improve the MDOT bridge scour prediction capability.  This will be accomplished by calibrating and/or modifying level 2 (HEC-18) scour prediction equations for Michigan specific conditions. The research plan consists of: Literature Review Evaluate MDOT’s Current Scour … Read more

Use Of Hydrogen Isotopes In Ground-Water Studies

Use Of Hydrogen Isotopes In Ground-Water Studies

Use Of Hydrogen Isotopes In Ground-Water Studies Isotope Isotopes are variants of atoms of a particular chemical element, which have differing numbers of neutrons. Natural isotopes Synthetic isotopes Application Stable oxygen and hydrogen isotopes have been used in ground water studies to investigate – recharge, mixing, ground water/surface water interaction,  advective-diffusive transport,paleohydrogeologic interactions and to … Read more

Fibre Reinforced Concrete

Glass Fibres

Fibre Reinforced Concrete Need? PCC has low tensile strength, limited ductility and little resistance to cracking. PCC develops micro-cracks, even before loading. Addition of small, closely spaced and uniformly distributed fibres act as crack arresters. Fibre Reinforced Concrete is a composite material consisting of mixtures of cement, mortar or concrete and discontinuous, discrete, uniformly dispersed suitable … Read more

What is Ferro cement?

Ferro cement

What is Ferro cement? Definition   “Ferro cement is a type of thin wall reinforced concrete, commonly constructed of hydraulic cement mortar, reinforced with closely spaced layers of continuous and relatively small size wire mesh. The mesh may be made of metallic or other suitable materials” -ACI Committee 549, 1980 Cement mortar is reinforced with … Read more

Water Resources Management

Water Resources Management

Water Resources  Management Water is essential for socio-economic development and for maintaining healthy ecosystems. Properly managed water resources are a critical component of growth, poverty reduction and equity. The livelihoods of the poorest are critically associated with access to water services. Energy demand will more than double in poor and emerging economies in the next … Read more