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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The thermal performance improvement of the heat exchanger with passive method had been performed by many researchers.
Active method obtains DNS data by deliberately sending DNS queries and record the corresponding DNS responses, while passive method is passively to backup real DNS queries and responses.
The passive method with added external capacitances or gate voltage shape generator [2] is simple, but the controllability of the switching waveforms is still limited.
Looking at column (1) which identifies the share of workers using each method offline (no internet), the most popular active method of search was "contacted friends or relatives," followed by "contacted employer directly or interviewed." The most popular passive method was "looked at ads." In contrast, column (2) shows that the most popular active method online was "sent out resumes or filled out applications," followed by "contacted employer directly" and then "placed or answered ads." Searchers also spent a lot more time looking at ads (passive method) online.
The traditional format embraced a relatively passive method of learning and placed a lot of the responsibility for learning on the instructor.
Using Antimicrobial Copper surfaces is a passive method to kill bacteria continuously on surfaces between routine cleaning.
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.
The passive method is to associate diagnoses with requests for payment for services rendered and then reconfigure these data.
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.
Qin, "Controlling chaos in space-clamped Fitz Hugh-Nagumo neuron by adaptive passive method," Nonlinear Analysis, vol.
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.