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• Comments Off on Wall Finishes, Stucco or Wallpaper — Pros and Cons

Wall Finishes, Stucco or Wallpaper — Pros and Cons

When compared to your floors or ceilings, your collective walls will most likely have the most surface area — unless […]

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• Comments Off on The Aerodynamics of Wind Rotors and Turbines

The Aerodynamics of Wind Rotors and Turbines

As you may know, harnessing the energy of the wind is not some new discovery. Wind mills have been in […]

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• Comments Off on What Makes Concrete Strong? – Pre-tensioned and Post-tensioned

What Makes Concrete Strong? – Pre-tensioned and Post-tensioned

Concrete, despite its high compressive strength, only has about a tenth of its compressive strength in tensile strength. This means […]

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• Comments Off on Isotropy and Anisotropy in Building Materials

Isotropy and Anisotropy in Building Materials

Isotropy is the uniformity of a material’s mechanical properties in all directions, while anisotropy is the directional dependence of such […]

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• Comments Off on Fire Safety and Prevention – Protect Your Home from Fire

Fire Safety and Prevention – Protect Your Home from Fire

Fires are one of those things that scare some folks more than almost anything else. No doubt, once you’ve been […]

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• Comments Off on Soundproofing Walls and Rooms for Beginners

Soundproofing Walls and Rooms for Beginners

Soundproofing a room or house requires at least a fundamental knowledge of how sound travels as well as frequencies and […]

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• Comments Off on Belt Friction and the Capstan Equation Made Simple

Belt Friction and the Capstan Equation Made Simple

Belt friction is the kind of friction produced from wrapping a belt-like object around a cylindrical object, such as a […]

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• Is it Possible to Build a Space Elevator?

First of all, what is a space elevator? Well, as the name suggests, it’s an elevator-like structure that extends from […]

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• Comments Off on Calculate Tension and Reactive Forces in Suspended Cables

Calculate Tension and Reactive Forces in Suspended Cables

Spanning large distances without vertical columns has always been a challenge for engineers, due in large part to the force […]

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• Comments Off on Ohm’s Law – Series Circuits and Parallel Circuits

Ohm’s Law – Series Circuits and Parallel Circuits

There are two basic types of electrical circuits, series circuits and parallel circuits. In this article we’re going to talk […]

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• Comments Off on Alternating Current Vs Direct Current – Which One is Better?

Alternating Current Vs Direct Current – Which One is Better?

What is the difference between alternating current (AC) and direct current (DC) and what are their individual pros and cons? […]

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• Comments Off on Material Hardness and Its Relation With Tensile Strength

Material Hardness and Its Relation With Tensile Strength

When you hear of material hardness, it may be difficult to differentiate between that and other similar material properties such […]

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