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placa de punta perdida

English translation: anchor plate

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Spanish term or phrase:placa de punta perdida
English translation:anchor plate
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22:30 May 13, 2002
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Tech/Engineering / vertical strip drains
Spanish term or phrase: placa de punta perdida
Still on vertical strip drains (drenes de mecha): "Habitualmente y para mejorar el ritmo de hinca de drenes, se podrá utilizar como referencia de replanteo, la propia **placa de punta perdida** que posteriormente se va a emplear en la hinca del dren." The "placa" in question is sunk along with the "lanza de hinca" (another term still being consulted) and it is called "perdida" because it is never recovered. Ideas?
Parrot
Spain
Local time: 02:21
anchor plate
Explanation:
I am referencing a site of an American company, which describes the installation process of their vertical drains. They describe an "anchor plate" that is used to retain the drain in the soil.

Here is the procedure they describe:

"AMERDRAIN vertical drains may be installed employing either vibratory or static crowd methods. In either case, the drain is enclosed in a tubular steel mandrel of small cross-sectional area usually 2 x 5 inches(50 x 125mm). A small steel anchor plate is attached to the drain at the bottom of the mandrel. The mandrel is then driven in to the soil either with a static crowd or vibratory rig. When the design depth is reached, the mandrel is extracted. The anchor plate retains the drain in the soil. When the mandrel is fully extracted, the drain is cut off, a new anchor plate is installed and the process begins again."

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Note added at 2002-05-13 23:06:36 (GMT)
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One more note: this is also referred to as a \"base plate\" in identical applications:

Here is another reference:

www.wes.army.mil/el/dots/pdfs/eedp02-20.pdf
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Russell Gillis
Local time: 18:21
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You certainly seem to discuss the same process. Thanks, Russell!
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anchor plate


Explanation:
I am referencing a site of an American company, which describes the installation process of their vertical drains. They describe an "anchor plate" that is used to retain the drain in the soil.

Here is the procedure they describe:

"AMERDRAIN vertical drains may be installed employing either vibratory or static crowd methods. In either case, the drain is enclosed in a tubular steel mandrel of small cross-sectional area usually 2 x 5 inches(50 x 125mm). A small steel anchor plate is attached to the drain at the bottom of the mandrel. The mandrel is then driven in to the soil either with a static crowd or vibratory rig. When the design depth is reached, the mandrel is extracted. The anchor plate retains the drain in the soil. When the mandrel is fully extracted, the drain is cut off, a new anchor plate is installed and the process begins again."

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Note added at 2002-05-13 23:06:36 (GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

One more note: this is also referred to as a \"base plate\" in identical applications:

Here is another reference:

www.wes.army.mil/el/dots/pdfs/eedp02-20.pdf


    Reference: http://www.americanwick.com/vdinstall.html
Russell Gillis
Local time: 18:21
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 667
Grading comment
You certainly seem to discuss the same process. Thanks, Russell!
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