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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
|Spanish term or phrase: almenado|
|the existence of an almendado in the direction of the longitudinal shear|
This is in a text on structured concrete.
From French 'créneler' = to crown a brick wall with loop-holes (gun openings). Medieval castles had crenellated walls for defence.
Later it has assumed the general meaning of being 'teethed'/'grooved'.
and the technique has been used for decorative achitectural purposes
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shear key or keyway
The text seems to be referring to a keyway, which is a type of construction joint between lifts, or pours, of concrete that, from the side, resembles a crenellation. The purpose of the keyway is to distribute shear stresses evenly, and it can be used in horizontal or vertical structures. It is also called a shear key. See the link below.
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