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- To: <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
- Subject: RE: English 101
- From: "Bill Allen" <Bill(--nospam--at)AllenDesigns.com>
- Date: Tue, 10 Oct 2000 13:41:08 -0700
Of course I cheated! Who could have checked my work:o)?
We all know by now (with the recent thread on licensing) that we SEs don't know anything (but they are merely good test takers).
||This is a cheap shot with reference to your "It was the only
||question I missed :o(."
||Do not take this the wrong way. It is only a joke.
||If you refer to "Dictionary of Civil Engineering" by John S.
||Scott you will find on page 21 that the definition for
||aseismic design is "Structural design to withstand earthquakes."
Damn! Are you sure Mr. Scott is not wrong?
At Britanica.com I found a definition of "aseismic ridges" in oceans:
In some oceans the basin floors are crossed by long, linear and mountainous aseismic ridges. The term aseismic distinguishes these ridges from oceanic spreading centres because the former lack earthquakes. Most aseismic ridges are constructed by volcanism from a hot spot and are composed of coalescing volcanoes of various sizes. A hot spot is a magma-generating centre fixed in the Earth's deep mantle and leaves a trail of volcanic outpourings on the seafloor as an oceanic plate travels over it. This form of volcanism is not associated with the volcanism at spreading centres and is distinct from it chemically in that the magma extruded onto the surface has a higher alkali composition. (For additional information on hot spots, see volcano: Volcanism and tectonic activity: Intraplate volcanism.)
I guess this issue isn't "atypical" (which means "not typical" in my Webster's).
Bill Allen, S.E. (CA #2607)
Consulting Structural Engineers
Laguna Niguel, CA
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