On 15th September 1958, the commuter train carrying passengers from Bay Head to Jersey Central met with a fatal accident. The engineer ignored three warning lights and both train locomotives tumbled off the end of an open drawbridge, dragging two of their five cars into the waters of Newark Bay.
Roundabouts in America have come a long way since they were first introduced. Today, traffic conditions have changed, traffic density has increased manifold, and these factors have raised questions about the effectiveness of roundabouts.
Any structural design has to be completely effective in the way the structure behaves when subjected to the loads that are expected on it. This requires all forces and their effects to be converted to a common coordinate system so that the overall effect on the structure can be judged.
Spray-on fireproof coatings are an effective method for protecting equipment and structures from fire and heat. However, these materials tend to have particular advantages and disadvantages. Read this article to learn about the properties, indications and applications for these coatings.
Metal fatigue causes failure of structural elements. This fatigue can be a result of over-stress, and the 1842 Versailles train crash was attributed to metal fatigue in one of the axles of the engine.
The US Army Corps of Engineers played a remarkable role in structuring the nation’s parks, lands, waterways, and coastal shorelines. They have also contributed a significant role in wartime situations.
Homeowners in the US are facing unprecedented difficulties with their septic systems. Industry insiders are quick to place blame for septic system failures on powdered laundry detergents, high rainfall, and cheap toilet paper. This article addresses each problem in order.
Bike paths are as important as highways and proper design guidelines must be followed while designing them. Bicycle safety tips are an important aspect of design and what types of roads are suitable for bikers will be discussed in this article. Read on to know about best bike path designs.
Earthquake prone areas always exert great pressure on economy and social security. Safety is the most important aspect of bridge building for earthquake areas. Modern technology has now enabled engineers to build earthquake resistant bridges economically yet keeping the reliability factor intact.
Underground space is very important for the smooth functioning of society as this is where the pipelines, utilities, waste disposal systems, etc., are located. Trenchless technology allows this space to be used without disrupting the surface.