Rubble


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rubble

[′rəb·əl]
(civil engineering)
Rough, broken stones and other debris resulting from the deterioration and destruction of a building.
Rough stone or brick used in coarse masonry or to fill the space in a wall between the facing courses.
(geology)
A loose mass of rough, angular rock fragments, coarser than sand.
(hydrology)
Fragments of floating or grounded sea ice in hard, roughly spherical blocks measuring 0.5-1.5 meters (1.5-4.5 feet) in diameter, and resulting from the breakup of larger ice formations. Also known as rubble ice.

Rubble

Rough stones of irregular shapes and sizes, used in rough, uncoursed work in the construction of walls, foundations, and paving.

Rubble

 

large, irregularly shaped pieces with an edgewise length of 150-500 mm, obtained from limestones, dolomites, sandstones, and more rarely granites. Cobblestone is a variety of rubble (boulders with edgewise length up to 300 mm). In the production of rubble, rocks are used with a limit of compression strength up to 100 meganewtons (mN) per sq m (1,000 kilograms-force per sq cm). Rubble is classified according to strength: low-strength (2.5-10 mN per sq m), medium-strength (15-40 mN per sq m), and high-strength (over 50 mN per sq m). Requirements for frost resistance in rubble are determined according to conditions of use (from 15 to 300 cycles of freezing). Rubble is used for the laying of foundations, for walls of auxiliary buildings, for the channeling of canals, for hydrotechnical structures, and so on.

REFERENCE

Vorob’ev, V. A. Stroitel’nye materialy, 3rd ed. Moscow, 1962.

rubble

Rough stones of irregular shapes and sizes; used in rough, uncoursed work in the construction of walls, foundations, and paving.
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Locals dug through the rubble using their bare hands looking for survivors.
Mr Puente acknowledged that diggers and bulldozers were starting to clear away some wrecked buildings where no-one had been detected or where teetering piles of rubble threatened to collapse on neighbouring structures.
He was told he wouldn't have to pay the charge if he could break the rubble up and put it in his car - or if he happened to be from Middlesbrough, in which case it's free.
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Valent said that Barsh had no administrative powers or the ability to determine the destination where the rubble was to be transferred.
the UNDP said that after reviewing Borsh's charge sheet -- which was made public on Tuesday -- it had "established that the rubble in question was transported to its destination according to written instructions from the Ministry of Public Works and Housing of the Palestinian Authority as to where it should be placed.
Stevie and Sturridge managed to escape the rubble relatively unscathed, but have a couple of cuts on their faces and burns from the heat of the concrete.
The 134 injured were rescued from the rubble, Mr Koome said.
The course includes specially designed rubble piles to replicate situations where dogs must locate buried survivors.
The rubble and left over construction material has reduced the nullah into size as apart from the debris, household trash and other garbage is also being thrown into the nullah by residents living along the channel.
The removal of the debris comes as a direct result of the $14 million agreements signed between the UNDPs Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), Sweden and Japan during December 2014 to remove the rubble generated as a result of the latest Israeli onslaught on the war-torn strip.
The workers were aided by army personnel and Edhi workers as they tried to pull those out who were trapped underneath the rubble.