critical height

critical height

The maximum height at which a vertical cut in a cohesive soil will stand unsupported.

critical height

The lowest height in relation to an aerodrome specified level below which an approach procedure cannot be continued in a safe manner solely by the aid of instruments. The pilot must commence the missed-approach procedure.
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A ROAD which runs under a rail bridge has been reopened after a critical height restriction sign was fixed.
Therefore, the critical height ratios of 40% and 60% may have key effects on both the mechanical and deformation behavior of RCR samples.
When the distance between the subkey stratum and the coal seam is <(7-10)M, the broken cracks in the subkey stratum will run through to become water flowing fractures, the broken cracks in the overlying rock strata, which were broken synchronously under the control of this subkey stratum, would also run through to become water flowing fractures, and the water flowing fractures would be developed to the nearest bottom of the subkey stratum above the critical height of (7-10) M.
The route corridor will cut right through the heart of the port, effectively severing it in two, and imposing a critical height restriction on access to the north dock which would physically exclude around 50% of vessels that currently utilise this area.
Tenders are invited for increasing of speed to 30 kmph on loop lines in gnt-kcc section- regrading of up main line track at nbr & mag stations- replacement of critical height ohe masts.
(12) with [mu] = 0.3 is possible to express critical height of stiffener as:
There is a critical ceiling height in large spaces above which the design fire should not take into account any benefits of the sprinkler system, but this is not to say that sprinklers will not work above this critical height. Many professionals believe that this critical height is in the range of 35 to 45 ft (10.7 to 13.7 m), but little research has been done on this subject.
This enabled the circulation pump, and the water intake from the pump to be located above that critical height, while still remaining below the water level at the top of the tank.
"Inside the mosque, there are some areas which are of a critical height. To maintain these areas, we possess a very special lifting machine - these are one-of-a-kind that can go into narrow places," he explains.
The album, on the English label Critical Height, promises to be a musical departure for the group, but will still be in keeping with their "low" standards of taste.
Coffee drinkers often attempt to walk quickly with their cups, as if they might manage to reach their destination before their sloshing java waves reach a critical height.
It has been estimated that 35% of rural girls, at 17 years of age, are underweight (<38 kg) and 23% are lesser than critical height (<145 cm) which is recognized as an obstetric risk factor (3).
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