passive method

passive method

[′pas·iv ′meth·əd]
(civil engineering)
A construction method in permafrost areas in which the frozen ground near the structure is not disturbed or altered, and the foundations are provided with additional insulation to prevent thawing of the underlying ground.
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Passive method is based on the compliance of the assembly devices or kinematic elements, which may be mounted at the end of the manipulator or locating device.
Unlike other "active" solar systems that track the sun's position with GPS and reposition panels with motors, Hongrui Jiang's concept inspired by passive heliotropism seen in sunflowers, leverages the properties of unique materials in concert to create a passive method of re-orienting solar panels in the direction of the most direct sunlight.
Passive method refers to cases where the energy charging and discharging in PCMs are achieved without the help of HVAC systems.
For if recording sound might be considered a rather passive method of observational documentation, and the associated technology has been around for more than a century, Vitiello's deceptively straightforward approach to the representation of a vast structure effectively implies the complexity of the whole by focusing on one minor characteristic.
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The passive method is to associate diagnoses with requests for payment for services rendered and then reconfigure these data.
Therefore in order to reduce the noise effectively in various technical environments using the passive method, the modelling of the interaction of real object with the acoustic medium is necessary.
inWebServices can truly add a key competitive advantage to just about any application that currently uses a more passive method of alerting, such as email, pager or pop-up messages.
The Glove provides a passive method of stretching the muscles of the fingers and hands gently.
Continued progress in combating HAIs will require a broad array of measures, including passive methods that are less dependent on human intervention," said Steve Revnew, senior vice president of Product Innovation, Sherwin-Williams.
testing the effectiveness of active and passive methods to improve energy efficiency infrastructure using renewable energy sources priority axis i.
Cool thinking means that the most effective and efficient passive methods can be designed in rather than total reliance on energy hungry approaches.