Civil Engineering Dictionary Terms : W

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Sr.TermDefinition
1WarpingDeviation of pavement surface from original profile caused by temperature and moisture differentials.
2Water For Domestic UsePotable water used by the public (Home-use).
3WorkThe product of a force and the distance through which it moves. It is to be distinguished from energy and from power which is a rate of doing work. Energy can, however, be expressed in the same units as work, and often is.
4Work On Engineering ContractsWork here shall mean the furnishing of all labor, materials, equipment and other incidentals necessary or convenient to the sucessful completion of the project and the carrying out of all the duties and the obligations imposed by the contract.
5WeepholeA hole to allow water to escape from behind a retaining wall and thus to reduce the pressure behind it.
6WorkabilityThe ease with which a concrete can be mixed, placed and finished. Wet concretes are workable but weak. Workability can be measured by the slump test, the compacting factor test, and by the V.-B. Consistometer test.

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