Civil Engineering Dictionary Terms : E

Advertisement

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

Sr.TermDefinition
1EasementThe right to use or control the property of another for designated purposes.
2Eccentric LoadA load on a column applied at a point away from the column center and therefore putting a bending movement on the column equal in amount to the load multiplied by the arm.
3EfficiencyIt is the power output divided by the power input.
4ElastomerElastic rubber like substance, neoprene, etc.
5EmbankmentA ridge of earth or rock placed, shaped and compacted to carry a road, railway, canal, etc., or to contain water.
6Empirical FormulaA formula or rule based on one or many series of observations or trials, but with no theoretical calculation.
7EmulsionA mixture with water. Asphalt emulsions are produced by adding a small amount of emulsifying soap to asphalt cement and water. When the water evaporates, the asphalt sets.
8EncroachmentThe use of the highway right-of-way for nonhighway structures or other purposes.
9EnergyA capacity for doing work, expressed in work units. Energy may be inherent in the speed of a body (Kinetic energy) or in its position relative to another body (Potential energy).
10EngineerThe State (Client) representative Engineer, acting by and under the authority of the laws of the State (Client). The Engineer is responsible for the Engineering monitoring and checking of construction work progress and conformance to the project specifications requirements.
11EngineeringThe science through which the properties of matter and the sources of power are utilized for man's benefit.
12Epoxide, Epoxy, Ethoxylene ResinA synthetic, usually two-part material that can set and harden under water or be used for bonding roof bolts or for repairing concrete in heavily trafficked areas, etc.
13ErosionWearing or scouring caused by the abrasive action of moving water or wind.
14ErraticValues which seem to vary excessively from the average.
15ErrorA difference from an average value. An unintentional deviation from correct value.
16Expansion Or Contraciton JoingA gap or space in the steel or the concrete to accommodate both thermal expansion and contraction.
17ExpresswayA divided arterial highway for through traffic with full or partial control of access.
18ExtrapolateTo project tested values, assuming a continuity of an established pattern.
19Extra WorkAdditional construction work for which no price or compensation is provided for in the contract and for which the Contractor is not deemed liable under any other provision of the contract, but found by the Engineer to be necessary or desirable for the satisfactory completion of the contract.
20ExtrusionForming rods, tubes, or sections of specified shape by pushing hot or cold metal or plastics through a shaped die to the required section.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

%d bloggers like this: