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English translation: prestressing, prior applications of loads


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Spanish term or phrase:presolicitaciones
English translation:prestressing, prior applications of loads
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12:37 Jan 14, 2008
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Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Bridge building
Spanish term or phrase: presolicitaciones
In a book about the history of bridges. This part about recent developments of mixed structures (concrete and steel):

"...se optimizan las secuencias evolutivas del hormigonado para sacar partido de los estados tensionales intermedios, y se introduce el pretensado y las presolicitaciones previas para evitar las tracciones en el hormigón..."

"Con el desarrollo de las estructuras mixtas, el pretensado se generaliza a todo tipo de materiales, como instrumento eficaz para introducir *** presolicitaciones *** y corregir estados tensionales no deseados en diferentes fases del proceso."

Pretensado = prestressing, so presolicitaciones?
And "presolicitaciones previas"?
Local time: 20:12
vide "prestressed bridges"
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Vittorio Ferretti
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vide "prestressed bridges"

Vittorio Ferretti
Local time: 03:12
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agree  Margarita Ezquerra (Smart Translators, S.L.): Sí... yo díría: prestensado=pretensioning; presolicitaciones=prestressing
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