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Saturday, 19 August 2017

Don't Underestimate the Power of Microsoft Word | Tip for BE Students

Common Man on Earth And Common Software in Computer
A few things we've been doing completely wrong ever since we've used Microsoft Word.

Most engineering students are required to make reports for seminars, projects, visits and et cetera. I've observed that most of us don't make the complete use of this powerful tool that Microsoft has built.

BLC: Be Lazy when You're on the Computer
I remember the days when I used to refrain from using cut, copy and paste with a notion that it would be cheating :-P. That did had a few good effects though it may appear to be puerile. After having typed millions of words and publishing a couple of research papers I was fortunately enough to learn about this powerful tool. This software is a masterpiece and is being a common man in the lives of many, almost a part of every office, institute, etc.

Lets start by discussing each of the tabs available in the software:


The Home Tab:

Frankly we all see this and use it daily but our access is limited to the font, paragraph and Clipboard section only. Only a few put the styles section to use. 
This style section provides a great comfort to provide the to hierarchically formulate the data. I strongly recommend learning and using this tool as after having your document structured by using the styles feature you can get the index made for free. I've seen students and seniors scrolling up and down, to manually make the index. Word does it for you! no need to do it manually. Just be a little structured in your documentation.
Check out the video above and learn how simple it becomes to complete the document using the styles feature. 

The Insert Tab:

There's nothing special I could share about this tab, most of us I've seen use it efficiently.


The Design Tab:


There's nothing special I could share about this tab...



The Page Layout Tab:


There's nothing special I could share about this tab...

The Reference Tab:

  This is the most useful and interesting tab if you're into research and report making. It's my personal experience and I know how painful it is to specify the citations or works that you've referred while working on your project. This tab simply makes it easy for you to add citations and references to your documents. All you need to do is add a few sources by clicking on the add citations button and then fill in the data that appears in the drop down list and boom! you're done. Just as you add the citations you can add a bibliography at the end that could be called as the reference section of your document. The bibliography provides different formats such as IEEE, etc. all you need to do is add the citations and then add the bibliography word will do all the formatting for you an also auto-update the references section as you keep adding up the stuffs.

  Table of contents: Remember that in the early stage of the document I'd specified that you should use the styles feature, here is why and how you can make the table of contents for free without wasting time sorting down the text and filling pages manually. Go to the section where you want to add the table and click on the button, Boom! you're done as you add more titles and headings they'll be updated with the page numbers in your documents relieving you from the manual labour of adding the titles and modifying the page number manually each time you make a change.

  If you've published any research paper you'll know how the reviewers knock out your thesis for small stuffs and one such is the Image captions, this tab simplifies that task as well and don't forget the freaky tables where we never applied any description such as Table 1, etc. The buttons on this tab also make it possible for you to automatically generate a list of figures and list of tables as required while making the black book in BE. 

The Mailings Tab:

  Seriously! even I haven't used this tab much but would love to learn more about this feature. I'd tried using the mail merge and had printed a couple of enveloped using this tab. Found it very useful and would like to have more information on it.


The Review Tab:

  I just love this feature....
Have you ever collaborated on any document? You might be aware of how painful it is to modify text and intimate your co-workers about the changes you've made and leave your comments for his understanding!
We work in teams and certainly most of our projects require us to make add text which are interdisciplinary so what we do is connect our PCs on network and work on the same documents, keep adding comments making modifications and later just click on compare and Boom! the two documents are merged into one and word is very smart to highlight the modifications made by you and the modifications made by other person, it also highlights the deletions and additions.   
  Later when you're on the completion phase you can use the accept and reject buttons to analyse and manage the outputs. It becomes extremely easy to manage the document if you're having too many collaborators.


The View Tab:

   This tab includes stuffs that could make it comfortable for you to make the document easily like you can create two or more windows of the same document, supposedly if you're working on page 3 and want to refer page 10 of the same document this feature comes to a great aid.
   I use this a lot when I'm using two screens, I open one window in one screen and the other in the second screen. Then it's all available to make the modifications and get the information. 





These were a few tips that I wanted to share with you'll and would be glad to learn more such techniques you'd applied...

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Saturday, 12 August 2017

MindMup | Mapping Your Concepts, Projects, Events and Et Cetera!

 JCB: Just A Clear Brain is What You Need!


As said, most of us are keen on planning stuffs but as we get deeper into the depths so is our chances of drowning into the stuffs and getting overwhelmed by tasks. At such times it is important that we know how our brain functions and how to optimize the memory hardware we've been blessed with. Just as a computer functions, the more you load its RAM with objects and stuffs it has to remember it becomes laggy and tends to have more glitches than ever. So it is better that you to have something 'hardcopied' in front of your eyes, stuffs that you actually see and remind yourself off!

But Again getting it 'hardcopied' won't solve much of the problem as just simply written text is much time-consuming when it comes to analyzing it, I've been using the concept of brain mapping since a couple of years (in short since I joined Engineering :-P, not before that) and it has revolutionized the process of concept development.


I basically use the tool MindMup, its a freely available tool on the Internet.
I draw down the ideas and connect them with one another specifying their relations like family tree, predecessor and successor. 

Check out the Map Below:

Zoom or pinch the screen to get detailed exploration



This was the map that I developed while we working on an equipment development that could surpass Total Stations (a versatile survey equipment) in its utility and functionality.
What I did was just broke down the initial concepts that evolve from its parent node "Stakeout360" as seen in the dark blue colour. After that we had a few parts branching out and we kept on developing means to get our task accomplished and since there were a number of methods to triliterate and find the positions we kept on probing on each method on one time and until they were reached to a dead end. In this way we had a comparison available before us.

It was extremely helpful in working on this concept and we used different colour codes such as green and red to specify items of higher concerns or priority.

The best part is, Its Interactive!
You can expand or collapse any branch you'd like!


We use it for a number of process such as follows:
  • Research Work
  • Event Planning
  • SWOT analysis
  • Semster Planning
  • .....and a lot many that we don't remember at the moment :-].
So you might want to see a video on How I applied that technology!
Check out the window below:



As I'd mentioned I use MindMup for Event Planning, Here is a small glimpse of an event that I'd planned using MindMup
(I know its not built for this purpose though!)

So your brain is like a factory of ideas and its your job to keep space clear for it to continue production!

Now that You've read this far, I guess you might like to try it out yourself.



But before you do that!
Check out this Video that my Canadian Friend Steve Made about MindMup:


This is how we implement this tool and would be glad to know How you'd use the tool in your applications.

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Monday, 31 July 2017

What does money means to me?




Money is an instrument of negotiation using it one can negotiate his/her lifestyle, emotions, comfort & his community.


Humans need one another, we're living in an area where people work only in fields of specialization, unlike the early ages where men used to do their own stuffs like grow food, etc. Later trade developed and the barter system came into action, man was relieved from the stress of doing each and every task. Eventually due to a few flaws in barter system the concept of currency came into fields existence. Now we live in the Age where virtual currency is evolving, yet the basic purpose of the concept is just to facilitate trade.


What does money means to me? Every time I recieve money I get a decking feeling which I bet would be equivalent to the feeling our ancestors felt after having independence from the long British rule.


Why freedom? Because where I live, very low opportunities evolve for making an infomercial. Part-time jobs are a real mess and paid internships don't exist simply making it impossible for students to make their own source of funding and make them become more dependent on their parents. Above all this if you're a student of OPEN category then you're financially doomed, the government thinks of you to be the son of TATA, BIRLA & AMBANI and the system is so designed that you have to pay a lot.


My father earns a sustainable income yet as we're from an OPEN/GENERAL category much of our income goes away as we don't receive any type of subsidy or scholarship, another though oppression on the honest tax payers of India. On the other hand I know a few of my friends who have a way better status and income yet just because they have a document claiming their caste benefits. Even though they don't qualify for it through merit somehow they get admissions on a low score, how stupid!




It's been a recent experience of mine, being an open category student things are difficult for you than others. The engineering syllabus teaches you a lot but not the necessary skills. The coaching and classes for further education is too costly and difficult to manage while having the other expenses over head. June is a month full of stress as I'm supposed to pay a fees of Rs. 1 lakh and certainly it's beyond my purchasing power, yet my father won't compromise with the scene and he somehow makes an adjustment for the fees, in the aftermath of the payment I've seen him dealing with the financial crunch and difficulties in business.


The previous year I was qualified for the international UG Fellowship, it was a program that I'd be glad to get into and be a part yet as I was dependent I couldn't make it into. Though I calm down myself with an affirmation "If not this time then at a better position next time. " Though it temporarily gives me a relief but soon after a day or two I'm again confronted with the sad reality. I just couldn't get into the program because I didn't had money to pay, it demanded around Rs. 1.5 lakh + other expenses and it was a time when when I'm not able to pay my college fees. So I simply dropped the idea.


If only we'd had I the money, I could have the experience of learning that is really to a an opportunity appearing for a few.


You see people in India run a number of NGOs but I've observed a sad truth about and it's preference to documents over the appearance/appeal. We live in a country where documents could be easily faked, so simple it is to make an income certificate of Rs. 50000 per annum and own an IPhone 7+, isn't it interesting? The government either keeps such loops on purpose or they're just out of common sense for the people who design the system. Recently I've been denied of a scholarship and certainly I'm used to that sort of behavior from all ends.


My father earns a good fortune, but you can't become rich by just earning. He never compromises with the educational expenses of me and my siblings, sadly the burden of OPEN Category has taken a toll over his financial situations as well, all I wish now is to get a degree, get into a good job and assist my family in managing their expenses. Work until my siblings get the quality of education my father gave me and then earn a savings for my self to complete my Masters and carry out the dream Research projects which I've just snoozed like an alarm ⏰ clock.


In plain words money is just an instrument of negotiating emotions...





I really dream of building a foundation for students of OPEN category who're denied by this reserved system and fund their education and help them in research ventures once I'm having a good fortune at my disposal.


Until then I'm grateful for what I have (Alhamdullilah) but certainly a human emotion to desire for good and better always puts me into depressed state, may Allah ease our difficulties and bless us with a good here and the hereafter...

Have Takwa and tawakkul, believe in Gaib. Miracles could happen anytime and anywhere, it is Allah who controls the good and the bad!


Ja Mata ne!

Arigato... 

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Saturday, 8 July 2017

Run As Date | Extend the License/Trial Period of Almost All softwares

Crack Open Applications

This is a simple tool using which one can Extend the validity of a software License or trial period of the software. Softwares before starting perform a check over the clock and determine whether to execute or not and in many circumstances it has been found that by changing the time that is the date of your PC you can execute the software as it would execute normally on the previous date. This is a simple trick that is used by most people like Chemist, Librarians, storekeepers, etc. to use the software they purchased earlier to manage the licensing costs. Though it creates a difference in the entries like their dates are distorted which they end up managing by a little calculation manually or by using excel.

Its simple you'll have to give in a little amount of efforts to save your pennies, but there are a few people who are way lazy, they are the lazy innovators it can be assumed that the developer of this software tool would've been frustrated playing around with the clock of the PC.

Its simple, this tool just creates a change in the time of the PC that is applicable to the software or program you select in its environment. In order words you're making the Program believe that it is opened on a different date but the date on your PC's clock remains same. So its simple logic instead of changing the time for the entire system why not change it for a few seconds till the program verifies the license and trial conditions and then revert back to the original status!

You May Click here to visit the Developers website to download the software

Its having a very simple environment and doesn't consume much of the resources of your system check out the video below to learn more on how to use the tool!

 Please note that we do not promote piracy and copyrights infringement, we are aware how much it takes to develop a single software. But considering our economic conditions we believe its certainly impossible for students to purchase software that cost more than their gross income.

Here are a few steps you can do to stand legally strong:


  • Go Open Source: There are a number of free alternatives available for almost all types of applications, these do not require any license and are maintained by the community.
  • Use Student License: This is applicable only if you're a student, almost all big developers like Autodesk, Space GASS, Mircosoft, Bentley, etc. provide a student license for educational purposes. You can find more details about it on their website.
  • Develop You Own Using Open source codes: These a great scope in this if you're good at coding and logics source codes or programing tools are freely available on websites like GitHub, etc. Once can study and develop their on tools, though its a great pain and take a lot of effort.
Hope you find this post useful, please comment below about your experience dealing with licenses...

At this stage even I use a few pirated software but I have committed myself that one day I shall purchase the license and make payments for the software's I'd used!
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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Trello: Organize Your BE Project | Best Group Project Management Platform



Life Is Simple, Just get a bit  organized and you’ll learn how!
Having loads of task done is difficult and on top of it to maintain a team to get it done moves the entire project to a whole new level. In this age where everything is on the internet it would be a wise decision to implement technology to achieve this task that men frequently seem to fear.
Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce before you a tool that I’ve been using since a few months. I would like to thank My Friend and partner in a number of my experiments Mr. Irfan Jamadar (AERION) to perform as a beta tester for this this tool as well.

Trello
     A free tool available for android as well as Window/Mac, etc. is extremely useful to organize your works and assign tasks to your teammates and get the works done more efficiently and in an effortless manner. It is based on the concept of white board where you can simply add lists, by just drag and drop you can assign the task to member, keep a general list, etc. this software is just so much vague that its application is diverse in nature. Try it yourself!
We’ve been personally using the platform as an android app as well as on PC and found it to be greatly assistive in our tasks
Checkout the following Videos to learn how you could efficiently use trello for your project and other tasks:



Thanks for reading hope you found it useful...
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Plan B | What if I couldn’t make up for the Final Year


        
    Planning for the worst case scenario and keeping a positive attitude is an essential quality.
The P's in Life..
Positive approach and plenty of plans.
Alhamdulillah! by the grace of Allah, I’ve made up till here and InSha Allah would also get the degree by next year. But a number of complexities; financial and others undisclosed could be an obstruction that could stall down the sync. Such incidents call for an alternative, a plan that could forsake all sorrows and difficulties associated with it.
Recently I’ve realized how important it is to be grateful, you learn that there are a lot of people who aren’t that privileged as you to have yourself associated with such a Great Institution, to have such good and always motivating teachers at your disposal, having the privilege to ride a bike to college instead of just having to struggle in buses or walk and above all parents and guardians that are wiling to sacrifice a lot for you.


Alhamdulillah! be positive and have your plan B as a backup in case if any disaster happens to occur. Here is what I feel, I should accomplish I were to have a year off
  1. With the grace of Allah, I’ve been offered jobs that pay fair enough to manage my expenses and it would be a great opportunity to work and earn and invest your own money for Learning.
  2. I feel that I’m lagging in communication skills and vocabulary, it would be a great venture for me to work on that sector and have a wholesome development.
  3. I have a few of my projects that demand a lot of time, which I could easy work on after having a year drop. Alhamdulillah! 3 research papers this year, InSha Allah the number would rise if only I could dedicate more time on it.
  4. Learning what I couldn’t as a full time student, I’m deeply interested in having knowledge of coding and developing systems. Having free time and funds (from the job) I could inSha Allah live the dream of a Programming Civil Engineer!
  5. Having deep desire to become a structural engineer, I could strive hard, learn software required for the designing buildings and if possible also land into an Internship finally leading to a job InSha Allah.
  6. Invest in having financial freedom, after having 365 days of free-time at my disposal I could pursue my long awaited desire of learning Stocks and Shares towards attaining financial freedom and no more dependencies.
  7. Read, read and read; recently I developed the addiction to reading (check out the read section on this blog for to know which books I read). This post possibly is a byproduct of my reading addiction.
  8. Loads of experimentation, having resources at disposal it could be simple to have better learning experiences.
  9. Focus on Blogging, this blogging also demands a lot of time and efforts, after having time It could be simply possible to put efforts and develop it into a complete professional looking website.
  10. Youtubing, the fun activity sometimes annoying though could have more of my time and could have greater and much better content into the web having more subscribers and more internet impact.
  11. …….the list could continue to infinity
   Even after having so much adventure available to enjoy before you have a debut as a Civil engineer on the hard construction environment, we feel there’s a huge loss; though having feelings of inferiority couldn’t be denied your friends and companions would all move on…


But then You have these two Guys! who got their degrees after establishing empires worth of billions

Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates

So cheer up and be grateful of what you have, be positive and aim for the best.
It should be accounted that It is the Plan B that is followed by A; it is under no circumstances recommended that a year be missed or let down! As marked by Napoleon Hill, your desire for a thing determines its availability! have strong efforts to make Plan A a success because no matter how good looks plan B is a just a substitute, even though there a list of infinite items accomplishing them would be extremely difficult.
My plans might appear to be extremely adventurous and fun, but I keep plan B just to motivate myself and keep a positive mindset.

I wish to have your prayers!
Please remember me in your Duas! Ramadan Mubarak!
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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Accident Spots along KJEI–Chandni Chowk Road | 12 Identified Blackspots in Pune




“Accidents Happen, it is our Duty to ensure they don’t repeat”


A case study conducted by a group of B.E. Students studying in Department of Civil Engineering, Trinity College of Engineering and Research resulted in the 12 identified black spots on the route connecting KJEI campus and Chandni Chowk in Pune.
The route is most populated and often categorized as a highway along its section. Its almost like a route connecting important gateways that is the Chandni Chowk and Khadi Machine Chowk. Having such an important geological and logistical value this route certainly demands attention for maintenance and operation. The study done by the group involves the analysis of the previous records and physical survey of existing factors such as geometry, traffic conditions, peak hours and nature of traffic. The following is the report from their BE Project.
Lets begin by Defining:

Black Spot

In road safety management, an accident blackspot is a place where road traffic accidents have been historically found to be concentrated.
In simple terms, a place where too many accidents occurred in the past


Routing and Chainages

The route selected for the study was KJEI campus to Chandni Chowk via Katraj. This involved the Navale Bridge and Ambegoan road. The figure below shows the route details. The entire route was divided into sections of 500 m to facilitate simplicity in studies
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Route and Chainage for Study

Identified Black spots

Conducting the analysis of the past records from Police Stations, Physical surveys and using analytical methods such as Accident Density Method and Weighted Severity Index Method the following points were identified as blackspots.
1) Yewalewadi
2) Khadi Machine
3) Gokul Nagar
4) Katraj Chowk
5) Datta Nagar
6) Beldare Petrol Pump
7) Vadgaon Bridge
8) End of Vadgaon Bridge
9) Mai Mangeshkar Hospital
10) RMD college
11) Dhukkar Khind
12) Chandani Chowk.
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Identified Black Spots marked with red pins
Refer the image below, points are marked on the map.
The report below provides details on the complete case study, methodology and inferences from the study
The case study was published in the IJIRSET in the May, 2017 issue. titled as

“Accident Analysis & Blackspot Identification from Chandani Chowk to KJEI Campus, Pune – A case Study”

Click here to Download the Research Paper

Inferences from the study

  1. As the main focus of this project is accident analysis and identification of Black Spots on the route of Chandani Chowk to KJ’s Educational Institute, Pune. This route is having 20.0 KM length. This route includes Mumbai-Bangalore Highway (NH-48), Pune-Machilipatanam (NH-65) Highway.
  2. Number of educational institutes, temples, stops for construction workers  also exists on this route making it highly populated during the peak rush hours.
  3. The different sections on the route aren’t having uniform grading making it difficult to maintain the traffic flow uniformity.
  4. The nature of traffic, as this region receives heavy loaded vehicles that included large and oversized containers it adds up to risk. it has been concluded from the study that a number of accidents are associated with heavy vehicles.

Solutions

Redesign of sections consisting of Black spot, it being a phenomenon that is primarily govern by the geometric structure of the road and the connecting links a modification in the geometry or by providing restrictions on traffic flow the accident risk can be lowered down. Further it is to be noted that traffic conditioning is required to maintain a smooth flow that won’t lead to hazards on account of Human errors. Its is our observed fact that in our country traffic calming agents which should be a object to calm the traffic and add safety to the transport system is not applied efficiently, our system lags in the efficient employment of these tools to regulate the flow. There are speed breakers placed which are in very bad conditions; oversized, not properly dressed, no prior indication, odd locations and these speed breakers also add up to the risk factors. The rising traffic and the risk associated with transport can be mitigated by the application of technology and advancement in the field of sciences, by employing technology to monitor and provide measure to manage traffic, by issuing strict traffic regulations the accident rate can be reduced.
The most important Among all is by training people about the hazards and how to be safe in such environments.

Scopes of Development

“Future is what you think it to be, Until it becomes the Present”

Being positive is the essence of developing good future, in an age where technology is dominating most of our activities, making it safe and comfortable soon would our roads be operated by the computers making it efficient in all directions. There could be algorithms developed that monitor traffic and predict solutions considering all parameters constraining traffic flow and also emergency situations.
It is to be taken into account that in the future the roads would be much safer that they are right now, if all security and safety measures are adopted. We would be travelling at a high speed with high safety standards that would be maintained by technology. Soon we’re approaching in the era of cars without any drivers which is said to be more safe as it eliminates the human errors and lags in reflexes require to prevent damages.

So thats’ all we’d wanted to share
Thanks for reading, we’d like to have your comments especially for scopes of development in this region that affects the lives of each one travelling on the roads.



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Monday, 5 June 2017

[How to] Publishing A Research Paper | Practical Advice


First Paper is Always a Memorable Benchmark

Research is Addictive, You’ll need more and more of it!


Having published 3 research papers I guess I’m eligible to provide information on this “Frequent Asked Question”. So without any further time-pass lets just get into the topic.

Publishing A Research Paper

Why is A common Question

       It is a great way to express your works and communicate with a larger set of audience for your works through active research oriented websites. having connections with top people and learning from them as well as being a mentor to others.
    Generally students are expected to publish research papers as a part of their academic requirements, they publish their project works, seminars, etc. This is usually to inculcate a sense of technical documentation and improve their logical skills. Publishing a research paper adds a great load to your CV or Re’sume making you more appealing as a candidate for a job. So get ahead!

How To Start

      You don’t need to be a scientist or a graduate for doing so, even under-graduates can make miracles happen (Microsoft, Dell, Facebook, ……).  Publishing a research work isn’t just a job reserved for the scholars though it suits them. Simply any student with some concept and facts backing that concept can publish a research paper.
    To start all you need is a great concept and the willpower to prove it. Documentation is just an ordinary labor you’ll have to deal somehow. So just get an idea or concept, it could also be a comparative study, Case Study or anything else depending upon the niche you wish to pursue.
Basically I have divided the entire procedure into 4 simple steps, like the four columns supporting a structure Winking smile




Step 1 Determination of Topic and other specifications
Step 2 Conducting the study/ research
Step 3Organize and present the work in proper format
Step 4Finally Publish in a journal

      So in the step-wise procedure…


Step 1:

Determination of Topic and other specifications

         For Publishing a research paper your topic could be a research and development work, A new concept that you've developed/working upon, Case studies or comparative studies. So finalize your area of work. This may include accumulating all the recourses that you need to conduct the study.
Step 2:

Conducting the study/research

          You need to present proper facts and observations in the paper and for that It is essential that you conduct proper research, analysis, literature review and experiments. Conduct all the required calculations and experiments and record your observations or inferences. I personally remember well how we’d used the dark room of our Physics lab in our College. Also you’ll need to carry out simulations if you’re not able to practically conduct any concept. In one of our projects we’d tested the concept on software subjecting the model to all real-time conditions. So publish a paper that could receive citations, it is required that the thesis is backed well by all facts. You may refer to the literature from other peoples work and it is actually better if you do this as a main process so that you can have better idea on what would be the scopes of development that you could propose. So this phase could be said to be one of the most uncertain situation in the entire procedure.

Step 3:

Organize and present the work in proper format

        Having all the data you need to indent it in a proper format that has been specified by the journals you’d wish to publish your paper with. This simply involves compiling of all data into a single file with proper headings, descriptions, tables, figures, etc. Common templates can be found on the web and particularly on the website of the publications. So adjust your manuscript as per the templates and included all the citations of works that you’ve referred or used while preparing your manuscript. Conduct all spelling checks and provide captions to all figures and tables also provide a short description about it in the corresponding paragraphs or text.



Final Step:

Publish in a journal

        With the manuscript ready, seek a journal of your choice and niche of your work. Generally I prefer having it in IJIRSET, though it would be much better if you could find a journal with higher Impact factor. Impact factor is like the app ratings in the Google Play store, it determines the status of the publication. Impact factor is dependent on a number of factors explaining it would be a new post, we’ll have it sometime later; for now assume higher the impact factor better is the journal. So aim for a journal with high impact factors.
There are basically two categories of Journals:
  1. Open Source
  2. Subscription Based

Open Source Journals
     These are freely available and could be referred or used by anyone, anywhere just as the Open source software. The reader doesn’t need to pay anything or purchase any subscription to access the journals. These are often referred to as ‘Open Access Journals’. The fee or the charges for publishing in these sort of journals is borne by the publisher/Author i.e. the person who prepared the research paper.
Subscription based
      These require you to have a subscription in order to access the libraries, most institutes have some package subscriptions with such publications that allow the users to access the journals for free on their intranet. My college does has a subscription with ASCE, Sci-Direct, etc. check out your college library for information on this topic. Having a subscription allows you to access top quality research material from the best research scholars. The user is the payer here and in most cases the author doesn’t needs to pay anything for publishing the paper.
Now after having selected the journal you need to conduct the following:
1. Handle them your manuscript: In order to publish the work the publication needs to have the matter or content. You’ll have to either upload or email your publisher with the manuscript.
2. Review of Manuscript:  This is done by the publication, they have a panel of reviewers who actually go through the entire content and check for technical faults, indentation errors, plagiarism and copyright issues. After having the review they provide you with a reviewers guideline referring which you need to make the necessary changes to your manuscript.
3. Payment: After doing all the changes and submitting the final manuscript, depending upon the type of Journal you need to make the payment which is either online or offline through challans.
4. Issuing of Publication Certificate: Congratulations! once you’ve completed with the above steps, your paper will be published and the publication will award you with a publication certificate.
And with this the entire adventure ends….
Please comment with your experience and Queries regarding the procedure, we’d be glad to answer your doubts…

Check This Video For Details on the Publication Procedure:



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Friday, 2 June 2017

Estimate the Time Remaining To Receive Your Payment from YouTube

How Long Will It take

Most People have turned to YouTube to generate passive incomes but least of those realize that there's a long period of haul before they make any returns from their efforts on the website. Even I make videos and tutorials which are both fun and a great experience to learn more stuffs. YouTube is one of the best learning space that provides a rich environment to develop almost all the skills that you need. Me personally having been a learned a lot of stuffs from YouTubers.

While studying a subject in engineering I realized that we need to have an estimate of the period of return or recovery period. In project management and Engineering economics we'd learned that the feasibility of any project depends on the Criteria such as Payback Period, Internal Rate of Return, Net Present Value, etc. I decided to put this stuffs to real test and experiment if It really works out.

I've been in touch with a few YouTubers who usually brag about their YouTube earning and how they're making a sustainable living out of it. To me its certainly impossible to have an entire dependence on YouTube for finances. For the many new youtubers like me whos Monthy 28 Day revenue is around $0.60-$1.00 it is important to realize that it'll be a long journey to receive the first threshold payment that is $100 (equivalent to 6000 INR Appx.).


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Sunday, 28 May 2017

SD1 Project Termwork Archieve - Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Excel | TE Civil

Designing Something like this was the Part of the Project

While in the 5th Semester that is in the 1st semester of Third year A project to design an industrial truss along with a few more elements was assigned to us. A group of 3 members to analyse and design the structural frame of the industrial shed.

To expedite our works and improve our overall efficiency we opted for the use of software and typically our best hands on software Microsoft Excel

Check out the video below to learn about the initial design procedure




So without wasting any more time here I present before you the entire folder of the files and drawings that we'd created during the course of our project, please note that these files may be wrong or having errors. They're meant only for the purpose of reference.


Basically it involved a lot of manual labour to design the excel template but once it was done I was simply able to modify the members and as I'd included the logical checks by just changing the members I was able to find the most economical member, avoiding the huge amount of calculation.



A few glimpse of the excel sheet:




Finally was able to implement the axial load analysis on Excel after a lot of trial and error on paper!








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Friday, 26 May 2017

Practice with Me! | Mastering Stadd Pro through Trail And errors

Seriously!
Practice makes a man perfect and the best and the  cheapest way to learn anything is to get into the stuff and conduct trial and errors or simply stumble around with the environment!
In the video below all I did is tried to applied what I'd learned:


I wish to express my gratitude to Prof. P.M. Kulkarni for teaching me this Software.


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Friday, 5 May 2017

Foundation Engineering (SPPU) | Learning Aids



It's undeniable that reading improves your imagination but a little dose of my multimedia could add the delicious topping to the pizza of knowledge. 

After reading and brainstorming for some time I finally resorted to my ultimate weapon, YouTube Videos to have a glimpse of what the concepts actually are and how are they practically implemented. With no surprise to the fact that a number of doubts and uncertainties were cleared... 

Finally having benefited myself I'd wanted to share the stuffs I found useful in the Internet Jungle. 


Check Out the YouTube playlist below:



Hope this makes Foundation Engineering interesting and easy...

If the above videos aren't visible or having errors we recommend you to click here to launch the playlist in the YouTube app if you're using mobile device else on the YouTube website.


Finally I would end up with a quote from my teacher Prof. Noorina Tarannum  

On a construction site everyone knows what is happening above the ground surface but the only thing that differentiates a Civil Engineer is the knowledge of whats happening below the surface, in simple terms foundation.


As you can see the playlist is incomplete and I would like to add a few more videos to it. To be updated of the changes/additions we recommend you to perform the following:


1. Add the playlist to your YouTube library for quick access/updates.
2. Subscribe to our YouTube channel.
3. Review this post in a few days.

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After all, what is more rewarding for good other than Good.
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Wednesday, 26 April 2017

SD2 Project TermWork Archieve | TE Civil

Me, Using two screens for excel and AutoCAD 

        In the Third year of my Civil Engineering I'd performed a couple of projects as my termwork for the second semester, I'm sharing those with a vision that they could be referred and could contribute towards a mutual development
         Challenges help you learn something more adventurous and new! I've Used two Screens for this TermWork Submission! :-) 


Checkout The Files Below


 Else Click Here to Access the Documents

The softwares used for this project were as follows:

  • AutoCAD
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Stadd Pro
  • Microsoft Word
While calculating the loads an alternative method was used to estimate the loadings on the that are to be transferred from the slabs to the beam. Using AutoCAD the plan was traced and the area was calculated:
Learn more from the following Video:

Microsoft Excel was used to calculate the loadings  as well as designing the beams and columns.

On Stadd I'd Made the model but failed to analyse it. I do wish to work on the analysis of the structure using Stadd Pro.


Stadd Pro Rendered Model For the Project
Well All this was the software and calculations, the final works end with sheets. All the structural calculations are to be represented on a drawing and which involved some intense hours of drawing...

My Drawing Set-up

        Hope you found this post useful and please let me know if there are any scopes for development available.  Gags! I call errors to be scopes of development :-).

Would appreciate your comments, if you like this blog I'd recommend you to check out other useful stuffs on this blog.

      I'm grateful to my Guide Prof. Swapnil Walzade sir for guiding us throughout this project an encouraging us to carry the #Jugad that we've been doing...

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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

SD2 Visit Report 2 | (How I Applied The Styles Feature in Word)



Learn How the Styles in word can be used:

    Mircosoft word comes along with a great loads of useful features, one such is the style function in word. Simply refer the above PDF and you'll notice that the headings are and sub-headings are all made uniformly. Also there is complete hierarchy in the document, styles makes it easy and simple to implement that in the document and much more than that you can even modify the designs of the document. I simply love what Microsoft Office Products offer and each time I use them they provide something more than I ever expect from it.

To Be super-user and have more idea on what I've mentioned above we strongly recommend that you see the following video:


Thats All we wanted to offer for now, more details tricks on using Microsoft Word to appear soon on this blog, do keep visiting...

Cheers!

Image Credits:
Sagar Khot


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Friday, 14 April 2017

APDB TermWork Archieve | SE Civil

In the second year of my Civil Engineering I'd performed a couple of projects as my termwork for the second semester, I'm sharing those with a vision that they could be referred and could contribute towards a mutual development
 I'd be glad to hear about your comments especially for any scopes of development. Please note that all the above files are just an archive of the data that I'd created inorder to complete the termwork and may contain a number of errors.

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Monday, 10 April 2017

Design of Columns Using Spread Sheets

Use the following links to download the spreadsheets:

Spreadsheet for Columns With Axial Loads Only

Spreadsheets for Columns with Uniaxial Bending along with Axial Loads

Spreadsheet for Columns with Biaxial Bending along with Axial Loads

Details on how to use and modify the spreadsheets shall be shared in some time.

Please prompt for bugs if any...
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Saturday, 1 April 2017

Water Treatment Plant Excel Template

 
        Water Treatment plants are required to treat the water to the citizens before supplying it so that the water is free from the impurities, bacteria and viruses. Generally these plants are set-up and maintained by the government agencies, in Pune its the PMC that regulates the activities of the plant. 

         Designing such a plant is a difficult task and so a number of softwares are  available and are also custom developed to deal with this task. As a part of the Termwork even we were supposed to design a plant using a software. Here comes Microsoft Excel to our Rescue, we'd prepared our own MicroSoftware :-) using excel!

Excel Template to calculate the various parameters involved in the design of  a water treatment plant.



It is an a macro enabled excel template consisting a number of redirects, data validation and other stuffs...

The design or the formatting of the above template is consisting the following elements only
  1. Screen Chamber
  2. Aeration Tank Design, Cascaded type aeriator
  3. Sedimentation Tank
  4. Slow Sand Filter

     The template is so developed that only the fields that require inputs are accessible and also the  provides suggestions for recommended values.


Mean while you might like to checkout the following videos:


Please provide us with your feedback in the comments section below, also notify us for any bugs or zones for development.

Note: In no case shall be the developer of this template be liable for any claims for failure or errors.

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