A rational range of 75 “85% of optimum water content obtained by the modified Proctor test was found to be the optimum range of MWC that gives optimum mechanical properties for FBMs. It was also found that the presence of RAP influenced the design foamed bitumen content, which means that treating RAP as black rock in FBM mix design is not appropriate. To study the influence of bitumen and water during compaction, modified Proctor compaction and gyratory compaction were employed on mixes with varying amounts of water and bitumen.
Among adult smokers, we confirmed substantially increased risks of lung cancer (Risk Ratio (RR) 10.92, 95% CI 8.28 14.40; 34 studies), COPD (RR 4.01, 95% CI 3.18 5.05; 22 studies) and asthma (RR 1.61, 95% CI 1.07 2.42; 8 studies). Exposure to passive smoke significantly increased the risk of lung cancer in adult non smokers; and increased the risks of asthma, wheeze, lower respiratory infections, and reduced lung function in children. Smoking significantly increased the risk of sleep apnoea, and asthma exacerbations in adult and pregnant populations; and active and passive smoking increased the risk of tuberculosis..
They. Are. That. FASTag, the system that uses radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to enable cashless toll payments, is set to become mandatory in India starting tomorrow, December 15. Initially debuted as a pilot project back in 2014, FASTag is designed to bring a seamless experience for Indian commuters. The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in March this year implemented electronic toll collection (ETC) infrastructure to start supporting FASTag equipped vehicles.
The setup consists of a solar simulator and a building prototype with installed PV, placed inside an atmospheric wind tunnel to control upstream wind velocity. Thermography is performed using an infrared camera to monitor the surface temperature of the BIPV. The potential of an underneath cavity with various cavity heights and PV arrangement is further investigated in this paper.
Said I might as well have some sun on my face. And, as time went on, I remembered it was Thursday You better have some fun, and plenty of it So all I can say is, keep some sunshine on yo face. Well, thus ends the sermon.And the whole biblical Christmas story is a perfect example of this.
The wear mechanisms for the composites were analysed based on the mechanical properties, brittleness index and microstructural characterizations. The excellent coordination between GNPs and CNTs contributed to the excellent wear resistance property in the hybrid GNT reinforced composites. GNPs played the important role in the formation of a tribofilm on the worn surface by exfoliation; whereas CNTs contributed to the improvement in fracture toughness and prevented the grains from being pulled out during the tribological test..