Dictionary of Civil Engineering: English-French by Jean-Paul Kurtz

By Jean-Paul Kurtz

It is a finished dictionary of terminology utilized in civil engineering. … transparent, concise definitions are observed through greater than 1,300 images prepared on the finish of every letter of the alphabet. a listing of synonyms follows each one access to point cross-references. … this dictionary will be an exceptional table reference for training engineers, architects, technicians, contractors, and tradespeople.

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It occurs particularly when the roof of an artesian aquifer is drilled. ARTICULATED LEWIS Louve articulée Equipment and Tools A lifting device resembling pliers in which the gripping force comes from traction of the hoist cable. The lewis is inserted in a dovetail cavity in 39 Dictionary of Civil Engineering concave, the other convex, of equal radius, which turn while slipping one into the other (this articulation is similar to that of swing articulation). 3. A joint, axis, etc. by which two or more arms, for example, are driven in comparison with the others.

Anchoring can be either a means of strengthening or a normal construction device. 3. To fasten a part, generally subjected to a tensile force, to a massive block or the ground. Syn. with ANCHORAGE. See Figure 19 4. The length of an effectively sealed part. Syn. with END ANCHORING BOTTOM Culot de câble ou d’ancrage Construction Syn. with CABLE BOTTOM. ANCHORING CONE BOLT Boulon à cône d’ancrage Materials A special bolt used for ground anchorages. The anchorage hole is drilled slightly smaller than the diameter of the bolt head.

With BRACKET;CORNER PLATE; GUSSET PLATE 2. Syn. with ANGLE BRACE ANHYDRITE Anhydrite Geology A sulfated sedimentary rock, anhydrous calcium sulfate. It represents gypsum without its water of crystallisation and is generally white and hard. Structures on ground containing a significant amount of anhydrite can experience problems as ANGLE VICE or DEFECT Défaut d’angle Defects (Welding) A poor weld joint where the weld does not reach the bottom of the dihedral angle formed by the 27 Dictionary of Civil Engineering gypsum’s volume can increase as much as 60% by hydration.

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