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9780140515268: The New Penguin Dictionary of Civil Engineering

This is a completely new and fully comprehensive edition aimed at anyone who has contact with the construction industry. Written in a simple, easily accessible fashion the book contains major features on sustainability and the environment, hazard, vulnerability and uncertainty management together with new categories on business and finance, sustainability, water and transport. This edition offers easy and extensive cross referencing and definitions designed to help students to learn and associate ideas making this the perfect guide for anyone interested in any aspect of civil engineering.

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SLAVE UNIT

A machine controlled by or through another machine. A subsidiary device that is controlled by or responds to the primary or master device, e.g. a computer connected to and controlled by a master computer, a flash slave unit in photography that responds to the light output of the first flash.

DASHPOT

A device to absorb energy and hence dampen motion, e.g. to cushion shocks or to reduce bridge vibrations. It is often a piston immersed in a cylinder carrying a viscous fluid such as oil. The damping force generated by a dashpot on any attached element is directly proportional to the velocity of that element.

FARADAY CAGE

[elec] Also Faraday shield, Faraday screen. A shield, of wire mesh or parallel wires usually connected to another conductor which is grounded, to protect whatever is inside from electric fields generated by static electricity - it collects stray charges and stores them on the outside surface. Used e.g. to protect sensitive radio or communications equipment.

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Professor David Blockley is the Head of the Civil Engineering Department at Bristol University and a former President of the Institution of Structural Engineers. His awards include the Telford Gold Medal from the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Oscar Faber Diploma from the Institution of Structural Engineers and his published titles include "Engineering Safety" and "The Nature of Structural Design and Safety".

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