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As the California High-Speed Rail, or Speed Train, slowly begins to grow over its current $64 billion budget, it has become increasingly debated both in the state of California as well as throughout the United States on whether the benefits of the speed train will be worth the costs. The...

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Inspectors from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission reported that they had found ten violations of federal regulations after carrying out investigations on the Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station (Union of Concerned Scientists). According to the NRC report, the violation of rules posed a threat to the safety of human life since there...

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By building Masdar City, UAE Government has demonstrated a forward-looking approach towards the future. The government probably realized mass migration from rural to urban cities as well as explosive growth in the number of global mega cities. UAE’s own experience reflects how quickly populations can rise in leading cities due...

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International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) currently has more than 400,000 member workers. It represents approximately 170 local unions, in addition, it operates in nearly 100 apprenticeships programmes (Helm, 2011). It has 8 member local unions, Local 3 which is based in Alameda and it covers four states, Nevada, Hawaii,...

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Lean construction principles grew from lean management principles in the production and manufacturing sector. Lean construction using design-build has been studied extensively in academic literature. This research will explore the most recent trends in lean construction research and will suggest new topics that need to be explored in future research...

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At the very outset of his epochal 1927 text Towards A New Architecture, Le Corbusier provides an explicit insight in his approach to architecture and design. He writes: “A great epoch has begun/There exists a new spirit.” (3) It is clear that Le Corbusier is praising the idea of novelty...

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Man’s fascination with flight has been the inspiration for incredible engineering marvels. It was just over a century ago, in the late 1800’s, that Samuel Pierpont Langley took his first half-mile flight on his steam engine propelled tandem-winged “Aerodrome” (National Academy of Engineering). Early planes were bulky, heavy, and certainly...

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The requirements for ships’ electrical systems maintenance (for vessels of over 500 gt) can be found in the Technical Provisions of SOLAS Convention. For oil tankers and bulk carriers, the standards were adopted in 2010 to ensure the safety of ship construction and maintenance (International Maritime Organization 2014). Ships should...

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An article by Vajargah and van-Oort (2015), “Determination Of Drilling Fluid Rheology Under Downhole Conditions By Using Real-Time Distributed Pressure Data” is particularly essential to my career in petrolum engineering as it offers a unique method of identifying mud rheological properties in real-time by applying downhole sensory data. The idea...

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In the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Johnson Space Center (JSC), there is a division referred to as Software, Robotics and Simulation Division (Dunbar, 2013). Within the Software, Robotics and Simulation division, there is a branch referred as Spacecraft Software Engineering Branch which is headed by Dr. Steven E....

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Every three or four years when the airlines need to consider the purchase of new airplanes, in addition to the considerations they must make on passenger load configurations and baggage capacity, they must consider the question of performance versus efficiency. Today’s airplanes have a choice of two basic types of...

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Engineering better medicine is a key issue that is being faced right now around the world, something which is tied directly to the engineering field. Right now engineers are working to create new systems which use existing genetic information to anticipate smaller changes in the body so that new vaccines...

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The engineering profession requires the application of science, utilizing materials in nature, and good judgment for the benefit of the society. On its part, civil engineering is beneficial for everyday activities and problem-solving. Civil engineering focuses on planning, designing, managing construction, and operations. Civil engineering is historically related to civilization....

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Introduction The energy sector today continues to witness great advancements, with energy production engineers taping into electric and green energies to drive the economies of the world (Senft, 56). In the current age where people are using electric vehicles, biodiesel, and fuel cells, energy productions techniques such as locomotive engines,...

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Nuclear engineering is a part of the greater field of engineering. It deals with principles of nuclear physics in a practical way. In other words, a nuclear engineer understands nuclear physics and applies this knowledge on concrete nuclear systems, for example, nuclear power plants, nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors. There...

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Lubricating oil characteristics for turbine engines include low enough viscosity to facilitate flow between closely fitted, rapidly moving parts, high enough viscosity to prevent metal-to-metal wear, capability of tolerating high temperatures and pressures and a sufficiently low pour point enabling it to flow efficiently under extremely low temperature startup conditions....

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Engine configuration and general structuring has proved to be a crucial factor in aviation related machinery. The paper takes vivid scrutiny of the opposed piston engine class type. The opposed piston engine has been in existence for a lengthy period of time and has established itself as a suitable selection,...

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Hydraulic fracturing, also knowing as fracking, is a mining technique used for mining natural gases and petroleum, in which a wellbore is created and liquid solution of water, sand and chemicals is shot into it at high pressure. From this, small fractures are created in the rock, and out of...

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I am sure we all recall watching the pirate movies on the TV where the captain tells the First Mate to bring the ship about and he begins to turn the rudder wheel what seems like hundreds of revolutions in order for the ship to begin turning. This was because...

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In recent years, the Unites States in general has resolved to better the living conditions of its residents. There has been a consistent move to improve living standards by offering better quality houses and buildings with benefits not provided by traditional construction. In fact, today traditional housing is giving way...

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Engine noise largely contributes to the overall sound level, causing noise pollution in the areas where the turbine engines are widely used. This problem has raised a necessity to develop the technologies that would minimize noise while maximizing the productivity of the engine. The noise reduction technologies are derived from...

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As I grew up from my childhood, many things such as bridges, roads, buildings, and other structures become fascinating to me in the manner in which they came to exist. The magnificent nature of the civil and structural pieces of work in different parts of the world has become the...

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There are many branches of engineering, and each of them signifies and important component of the engineering as such. During the presentation, most of the dimensions of the electric engineering were addressed by prof. Dr. Mousavinezhad. In particular, professor stressed on the importance of power structures, evolutionary procedures and outlined...

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I have been intrigued with mechanical engineering since I was young. I would marvel at the ways that different isolated parts of mechanical devices worked together to achieve unified mechanical functions. This sense of intrigue and wonder has not disappeared as I have grown; in fact, my curiosity has only...

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This particular documentary details the development of architecture in ancient Egypt. Because this ran on the history channel, it views wonderful acts of civil engineering through the lens of the personalities that commissioned the projects. Things in Egypt, it seems, did not simply appear organically. They appeared because great leaders...

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