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ABRAHAMSEN, Egil (<i>born</i> 1923), Comdr, Order of St Olav, 1987 (Kt Comdr 1979); Chairman, Norwegian Telecommunications, 1980–95

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Engineering and Technology; Transport; Transportation Systems. 227 words.

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Abram's law

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 44 words.

A rule that states the strength of concrete (or mortar) is inversely related to the water/cement (w/c) ratio. Provided there

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abrasion

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 11 words.

The wearing away of one material against another by *friction.

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abrasion

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 53 words.

The removal of surface material by the scratching action of hard particles, either deliberately (abrasive papers, abrasive cleaning, abrasive machining)

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abrasion resistance

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 10 words.

The ability of a finish to withstand wear.

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abrasive

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 12 words.

The use of friction/roughness to clean, grind, or polish a surface.

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abrupt wave

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 15 words.

An unexpected increase in flow caused by a sudden change in flow conditions.

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ABS

Christopher Gorse, David Johnston and Martin Pritchard.

in A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Engineering and Technology. 26 words.

A polymeric material composed of acrylonitrile, butadiene, and styrene to give a good balance of mechanical properties, used commonly as

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ABS

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 5 words.

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ABS polymer

Tony Atkins and Marcel Escudier.

in A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Mechanical Engineering. 27 words.

A class of thermoplastic co-polymer consisting of the three monomers acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene that has improved properties (particularly

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