What is Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is the oldest and one of the most versatile branches of engineering. Every structure that we see around today is a creation of civil engineering. Learn more about this fascinating discipline.

Use Reynolds Number for Pipe Flow to find Whether it is Laminar Flow or Turbulent Flow

Pipe flow may be either laminar flow or turbulent flow. Laminar flow is characterized by low flow velocity and high viscosity. Turbulent flow is characterized by high flow velocity and low viscosity. For Reynolds number < 2100, flow is laminar. For Reynolds number > 4000, flow is turbulent.

The Hydraulic Jump as a Transition from Subcritical to Supercritical Flow in Open Channel Flow

A hydraulic jump occurs in open channel flow where supercritical flow (Froude number > 1) is taking place on a slope that cannot maintain supercritical flow. The hydraulic jump is an abrupt transition to subcritical from supercritical flow. The head loss across the hydraulic jump can be calculated.

Steam Temperature Imbalance in Tangential Fired Boilers

Reheat steam temperature imbalance in tangential fired boiler is common when coal is the fuel and the quality of coal changes. It can lead to higher tube metal temperature and can bring down life of tube depending upon increase from the allowable value. Reasons and how to correct this are discussed.

Skin on Frame Boats - A Type of a Prehistoric Boat

Skin boat, as the name suggests, has animal skins used in its making. A type of a prehistoric boat, skin boats were used extensively in the olden days for transporting and hunting purposes. Find out about construction and types of skin boats in the article inside.

Building Fire Resistant Structures

Devastating. The single word that describes the material, financial, and emotional damage caused by fires in structures. We rely on buildings to provide safety and protection, but how can buildings themselves be protected from the ravages of incineration?

What is Rail Stress?

Track clasping has forever been an erratic occurrence resulting in expensive derailments. This article actually describes a method of calculating the stresses in the railway track and adopting the same. This has helped in averting accidents to some extent. Read on to get an idea of rail stresses….

How to Upgrade And Test Zener Circuits? Ways to Counter Zener Instability and Band Gap

In the influence of an increase in ambient temperature few electrons in the valence band acquire sufficient energy and escape to the conduction band. The gap between this valence band and highest energy band (conduction band) is termed as band gap. We will find ways to control this.

Easy Science Projects for Kids - Constructing a Simple Generator

Want to each kids about the working of a generator? If yes, then there is no better way other than practically making a basic generator that can light up a torch bulb in front of them.This article will teach you how to make one.