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# butée de terre

## English translation: passive earth pressure

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 French term or phrase: butée de terre English translation: passive earth pressure Entered by:

 23:09 Aug 19, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
 French term or phrase: butée de terre En général, pour les massifs normalisés l’effort tranchant n’est pas déterminant pour la tenue du massif. Il est compensé par la butée de terre
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 passive earth pressure Explanation:This is the passive state of the ground, that is, not exercising any dynamic force (in contrast to active pressure).
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na +2passive earth pressure
naabutment, pier ..retaining wall/structure
 1964

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passive earth pressure

Explanation:
This is the passive state of the ground, that is, not exercising any dynamic force (in contrast to active pressure).

Reference: http://www.ins.itu.edu.tr/2001/abstract\2333.htm
Reference: http://www.ins.itu.edu.tr/2001/abstract\2329.htm
 Marcus MalabadCanadaLocal time: 21:48Native speaker of: English, TagalogPRO pts in pair: 390
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agree  Connie Leipholz: correct (passive pressure/resistance of soil (Termium)
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abutment, pier ..retaining wall/structure

Explanation:
or even "retaining wall" .Perhaps a retaining structure is the case.

 1964TurkeyLocal time: 22:48Native speaker of: TurkishPRO pts in pair: 294
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