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2015-03-28 Civil Engineering - load assignment:

Dear Saicharan    There are no obligation to assign a loading to columns but you must apply loading on columns where ever needed. Usually loadings are applied on beams which in turn transfer them to columns

2015-03-28 Science for Kids - Change in the state of matter:

Hi Adarsh,    Here is the definition from Wikipedia:  Latent heat is energy released or absorbed, by a body or a thermodynamic system, during a constant-temperature process. An example is a state of matter

2015-03-27 Civil Engineering - Cracks formation near column nod bricks joints:

Hi Vinay,    Yes, once the cracks have stabilised (measure them over a  period of a few weeks, you can remove the plaster for say 75mm each side of the joint between column and wall, nail in 150mm wide

2015-03-26 Electrical Engineering - motor switch:

If the motor is rated 120VAC, then you should be able to eliminate the PCB and use a double throw switch.  The problem will be to find a switch that is rated for high enough current. Since the motor takes

2015-03-26 Civil Engineering - Cracks formation near column nod bricks joints:

Hi Vinay,    Its very difficult to explain without more information about the structure and additional floors. The problem may be due to settlement of foundations, possibly the brickwork is not supported

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