Home > Industry/Domain > Engineering

Engineering

The discipline, art, skill and profession of applying scientific knowledge and principles to the design and manufacturing of machines, structures, devices, systems, materials and processes.

5Categories 321696Terms

Add a new term

Contributors in Engineering

Engineering > Coastal engineering

fathom

Engineering; Coastal engineering

A unit of measurement used for soundings equal to 1.83 meters (6 feet).

random waves

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The laboratory simulation of irregular sea states that occur in nature.

residual water level

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The components of water level not attributable to astronomical effects.

seismic refraction

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The bending of seismic waves as they pass from one material to another.

wind rose

Engineering; Coastal engineering

Diagram showing the long-term distribution of wind speed and direction.

calm

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The condition of the water surface when there is no wind waves or swell.

lower high water (LHW)

Engineering; Coastal engineering

The lower of the two high waters of any tidal day.