The Stringer

The Stringer

We ran under the Stringers as they waved their arms and legs at us, too far above to do any damage. And then Mags kicked in the front door, and we were in the house. The noise level dropped, then rose up along with the ambient light as ...

Author: Jeff Somers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501141409

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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Learn the Words. Get the blood. Rule the world. A stand-alone short story in the Ustari Cycle. Most people never learn what a Stringer is—and their lives are better for it. Lem, however, gets to learn about them and possession by alien intelligences the hard way. A must-read in the gritty supernatural series that includes We Are Not Good People from the "exhilarating, powerful, and entertaining" (Guardian) storyteller of the Avery Cates series. For blood mages, the twenty-first century means hiding in the shadows, keeping society unaware of their incredible powers. The power-hungry sort plot quietly to manufacture tragedies bloody enough to give them the gas they need to cast something monumental. Lem and Mags, down-and-out bosom buddies to the end, try to be good, bleeding nobody but themselves, skating by on small Cantrips, cons, and charms. So when the siren song of easy money comes their way in the form of helping out a friend, clearly no good will come of it. Blood mages are not good people. And neither are Stringers—alien intelligences that can take over a body and run it ragged. Stringers: they aren’t subtle, aren’t content to skulk in the shadows, and aren’t a houseguest anyone wants. Lem is about to learn what a possession hangover feels like—if Mags and his more tentative allies can figure out how to stop the demon without killing him. This ebook also contains an excerpt of We Are Not Good People.
Categories: Fiction

Condition of a 12 year old Glued laminated Stringer Bridge with Nailed laminated Deck decay Hazard Aspects

Condition of a 12 year old Glued laminated Stringer Bridge with Nailed laminated Deck decay Hazard Aspects

Toenails in these areas were either loose in the stringer nail holes , or broken , or the decking was split out at the toenail positions leaving the nails bent over in the stringers ( fig . 13 ) . Crossings by logging trucks and other ...

Author: Joe W. Clark

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D02067486O

Category: Bridges

Page: 56

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Categories: Bridges

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

Note that the risers are cut back toward the inside surface of each stringer. Since a circular-saw blade can be angled in only one direction, you'll be able to use it to cut miters only on the right stringer, as you face the bottom ...

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Page: 150

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.
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Stringer Panel Models in Structural Concrete

Stringer Panel Models in Structural Concrete

As an example, we will consider the upper horizontal compressed stringer. The maximum compressive force is 264 kN and the concrete design strength f cd 26 N/mm2. The stringer is crossed orthogonally by a tension stringer, hence we adopt ...

Author: Johan Blaauwendraad

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319766782

Category: Science

Page: 99

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Structural concrete designers nowadays distinguish between B-regions (named after Bernoulli beam theory) and D-regions (D standing for ‘disturbed’). They are all familiar with B-regions, but less acquainted with the expertise required for D-regions. To design D-regions, the Strut-and-Tie Model (STM) is usually applied, a model laid down worldwide in structural codes of practice. The Stringer-Panel Model (SPM) recommended here is a companion method to the STM, with the advantage of being suitable for different load cases and reversed loading. This being so, the SPM is suitable for linear-elastic analyses where durability is a key consideration, but also suits structural design for contexts of cyclical seismic activity. Finally, this book sets out how structural engineers who prefer the STM can nevertheless apply the SPM to determine a proper strut-and-tie model.
Categories: Science

The Rating of the Quality of Uranium Metals by Microscopic Stringer Counts

The Rating of the Quality of Uranium Metals by Microscopic Stringer Counts

information is included in the legend , of most importance is the stringer count , a quantitative number indicating the concentration of stringers . Figure 7 is included to show the appearance of slag stringers .

Author: S. J. Broderick

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015095017060

Category: Microscopy

Page: 28

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A method has been devised for the rating of the quality of production grade uranium metal by microscopic stringer counting. The basis of the method is to count the total length of stringers in a polished sample at 100 magnification with the aid of a one-half inch square ruled grid screen. Simplification of the method allows the substitution of standard rating charts for comparison with the sample under observation. The rating method as applied to 40 disc samples from two months production of uranium metal was able to distinguish a difference in the quality of metal as produced by two manufacturers.
Categories: Microscopy

CORSSTOL Cylinder Optimization of Rings Skin and Stringers with Tolerance Sensitivity

CORSSTOL  Cylinder Optimization of Rings  Skin  and Stringers with Tolerance Sensitivity

W 12 tst Nst stringers around circumference Figure 1. Stringer geometry . CORSSTOL iterates through calls to DOT and the analysis until an optimized solution , without tolerances , is reached ( table 2 ) . This design case took four DOT ...

Author: J. Finckenor

Publisher:

ISBN: NASA:31769000448566

Category: Mathematical optimization

Page: 44

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Categories: Mathematical optimization

Lloyd s Register of British and Foreign Shipping

Lloyd s Register of British and Foreign Shipping

STRINGERS ON BEAMS . Section 16. All vessels to have stringer plates upon the ends of each tier of beams . Those upon the ends of upper deck beams in vessels with one or two decks or tiers of beams , and on ends of main or middle deck ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433019267412

Category: Marine insurance

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Categories: Marine insurance

Lateral Elastic Instability of Hat section Stringers Under Compressive Load

Lateral Elastic Instability of Hat section Stringers Under Compressive Load

NATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR AERONAUTICS TECHNICAL NOTE 2272 LATERAL ELASTIC INSTABILITY OF HAT - SECTION STRINGERS UNDER COMPRESSIVE LOAD By Stanley Goodman SUMMARY ness . A strain - energy method is presented for computing the ...

Author: Stanley Goodman

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ISBN: UOM:39015086494963

Category: Buckling (Mechanics)

Page: 35

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A strain-energy method is presented for computing the compressive load for lateral elastic instability of hat-section stringers of simple cross section whose side walls and tops are flat and of constant thickness. Buckling stresses for such stringers having five different shapes and a range of lengths were computed by this method. The results confirm the opinion that lateral instability is an unlikely cause of failure for hat-section stringers.
Categories: Buckling (Mechanics)

CORSS Cylinder Optimization of Rings Skin and Stringers

CORSS  Cylinder Optimization of Rings  Skin  and Stringers

Stringer Parameters stype stringer type : “ H ” for hat - stringers , “ T ” for I - stringers LEB Allow Local Elastic Buckling ( Y / N ) mflag I - str coupled buckling flag , ( = find bucket , # = search m = 1 to # alp web angle in ...

Author: J. Finckenor

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ISBN: NASA:31769000447766

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Page: 96

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High Performance Structures and Materials Engineering

High Performance Structures and Materials Engineering

Variation of The cross-sectional area Fig11 Variation of the stringer location versus the crack deflection angle versus the crack deflection angle As can be seen in Fig.10, 1. The smaller the distance of the crack tip and stringer is, ...

Author: Mark Zhou

Publisher: Trans Tech Publications Ltd

ISBN: 9783038135913

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1920

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Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS). The objective of this special collection was to provide a forum for researchers, educators, engineers and government officials, involved in the general areas of Advanced Materials, High-Performance Structures and Materials Engineering, to disseminate their latest research results and exchange views on the future research directions of these fields. The contents of the two-volume set of 351 peer-reviewed papers are grouped into three chapters: High-Performance Structures and Materials Engineering, Computer Science and Material Science and Materials Engineering and Industrial Applications. It will thus constitute a handy guide to these subjects.
Categories: Technology & Engineering