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Cortante basal

English translation: Base shear

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Spanish term or phrase:Cortante basal
English translation:Base shear
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07:30 Apr 3, 2008
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Spanish term or phrase: Cortante basal
Another list referring to earthquakes. Does anybody know the English term for this? The only context is below:

SISMOS

Zona sísmica
Coeficiente sísmico
Cortante basal

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sarahca
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:43
Base shear
Explanation:
The total horizontal force at the foundation of a building due to a predicted earthquake.
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Base shear


Explanation:
The total horizontal force at the foundation of a building due to a predicted earthquake.


    Reference: http://www2.nau.edu/~dsl/egr437/class/loads/lateral/seismic/...
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