Concise Dictionary of Engineering: A Guide to the Language by Ron Hanifan

By Ron Hanifan

This crucial reference defines the primary and most ordinarily used phrases present in engineering files and drawings throughout a number of disciplines and explains them in simple, unambiguous English. Concise Dictionary of Engineering: A consultant to the Language of Engineering additionally distinguishes how a few phrases tackle varied meanings in numerous engineering contexts—critical wisdom whilst engaged on collaborative initiatives with various components and associates. in response to an version built for researchers and technicians at Lockheed Martin, every one access during this quantity is written in transparent, daily English with no complicated jargon and “techno-speak.” The ebook is perfect for college kids, expert engineers, business team of workers, managers and somebody else who calls for a superior knowing of the language of engineers.

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Bridging, Electrical The formation of a conductive path between conductors. Bright Annealing Annealing in a protective medium to prevent discoloration of the bright surface. Broadgoods A term loosely applied to prepreg material greater than about 12 inches in width, usually furnished by suppliers in continuous rolls. The term is currently used to designate both collimated uniaxial tape and woven fabric prepregs. Browsing The act of searching through automated information system storage to locate or acquire information without necessarily knowing of the existence or the format of the information being sought.

Availability (Achieved) The percentage of time the system is operating when considering only operating time and total maintenance (scheduled and unscheduled) time. Availability (Inherent) The percentage of time the system is operating when considering only operational time and unscheduled (corrective) maintenance time. Availability Model A model (or models) that predicts the expected ratio of system up-time to the total operating time. Availability (Operational) A measure of the degree to which an item is either operating or is capable of operating at any random point in time when used in a typical maintenance and supply environment.

Approval/Contractual Implementation The acceptance by the Government of a document as complete and suitable for its intended use. Approval/Contractual implementation of configuration documentation means that the approved documentation is subject to the Government’s configuration control procedures. Approved Data The configuration management controlled master version of data formally submitted to and approved by the Government. -20- Arc Spot Welding A Approved Equipment Test Procedure The test procedure furnished by the Government or furnished by a contractor in accordance with the requirements of the contract or order and approved by the Government in accordance with the contract or order.

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