Miscellaneous

types-of-asphalt
ASPHALTS AND BITUMENS. Asphalt and bitumens form an inter-related group or materials that have wide application in construction engineering. You'll know different types of Asphalt here.The term asphalt is used somewhat differently in different countries. Thus in the USA, by Asphalt it is understood a solid or semisolid product in...
preservation-of-timber
Deterioration and Preservation of Timber and Wood. In this article, you'll know different methods of preservation of timber and wood.Timber is, after all, an organic material and may deteriorate and decay with the passage of time.The deterioration becomes rapid in the presence of certain conditions.Thus in moist conditions which allow...
seasoning-of-timber
Seasoning of Timber. By seasoning of timber, it is understood that the controlled reduction of moisture from the wood.This is necessary for reducing the unnecessary weight of timber, for effecting an increase in its strength, to improve its workability, to reduce the possibility of development of shrinkage defects and to...
defects in timber
Defects in Timber. Defects in timber may be defined as, any undesirable character -natural or artificial- that lowers its strength, durability or quality.Defects in timber are generally distinguished as natural defects and artificial defects. Natural Defects in Timber. This group includes all those defects: (from an engineering point of view) that are...
properties of wood
Properties of Wood and Timber. Color and odor, specific gravity, moisture content, grain, shrinkage and swelling, and strength are the important characters which determine the properties of wood and timber.Most trees are characterized by a typical color and odor.Thus, dark brown color is typical in walnuts, golden yellow is characteristic...
Ferrous-and-non-ferrous-metals
In this article, I'll do my best to teach you in simple words. After reading this guide I am 100% sure that you'll understand, that what is Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals, Its properties, definition and their list. So let's begin.Ferrous Metals: The ferrous group of metals include all the types...
paints,
This is not just an Article but it is a Complete Descriptive Guide on Paints. In this descriptive guide you will learn everything you need to know, In simple words we can say that after reading this complete article you will learn and understand that what is paint, paint...
Abrasive Definition
This article is all about Abrasive, here you will learn Abrasive Definition, Types of Abrasive its Forms, Application and some Important Abrasives. SO Lets Start from the Definition...Abrasive Definition. It may be defined as a hard material that can be used for Polishing, Smoothening and Grinding the surface of other...

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