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List Of Indian Rail Incidents - 2000s - 2009
... incident 7 people were killed an EMU of Southern railways running from Chennai Central rammed into a tanker on opposite side at Vyasarpadi Jeeva station-There was no scheduled EMU at 5AM towards Avadi as per SR ...
Heated Shot - Loading
... with heated shot to prevent leakage of grains of gunpowder as the bag was rammed down the cannon ... Once the bag was in place, a wad of moistened clay or cloth was rammed down against the bag to shield it from the heated shot, which was loaded next ... If the cannon was to be fired at a downward angle, another wet wad was rammed down against the ball to secure it against rolling out ...
French Destroyer Surcouf (D621) - Operational Service
... On 26 March 1960, Surcouf was accidentally rammed by the cargo ship Léognan off Groix ... Spain, as she sailed with the group of the Arromanches, Surcouf was again rammed accidentally when she cut across the bow of the Soviet tanker General ... destroyer, could not avoid the collision and rammed Surcouf at 16 knots ...
Rammed Earth
... Rammed earth, also known as taipa (Portuguese), tapial (Spanish), and pisé (de terre) (French), is a technique for building walls using the raw materials of earth, chalk, lime and gravel ... Rammed-earth walls are simple to construct, noncombustible, thermally massive, strong, and durable ... Rammed-earth buildings are found on every continent except Antarctica, in a range of environments that includes the temperate and wet regions of northern Europe, semiarid deserts, mountain areas and the ...
Cook Stove - Improved Stoves and Other Measures - Lorena Adobe Stove
... The Lorena Stove is an enclosed stove of rammed earth construction, with a chimney built onto it ... The Lorena Stove was designed with the mistaken belief that rammed earth would act as insulation there was a basic misunderstanding of the difference between mass and insulation ... Testing has shown that the rammed earth used in the Lorena stove absorbs heat that should be directed toward cooking ...

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