masques d'arrêt

13:23 Dec 23, 2010
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French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / Underground cables
French term or phrase: masques d'arrêt
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Les masques d’arrêt désignent les murs montés perpendiculaires à la longueur de la chambre, que la chambre soit réalisée en totalité sur site ou préfabriquée.
These are the end walls of the underground chambers through which will pass the 3 power cables. Is there a specific term for this? TIA Chris.
Local time: 17:09

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3concealed walls
1diaphragm, diaphragm wall
Bourth (X)
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references to "masques"
liz askew



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diaphragm, diaphragm wall

That's what the description conjures up for me, but why the should be called masques d'arrêt I have no inkling.

Note added at 3 hrs (2010-12-23 17:07:34 GMT)

I don't think a diaphragm (wall) need be complicated. Diaphragm walls for foundations are something different again. A diaphragm can have a stiffening function in many cases, but need not. Otherwise "bulkhead (wall)" maybe?

Note added at 4 hrs (2010-12-23 17:28:05 GMT)

The impact of a major fire occurring within the CABLE TUNNEL net- ..... Thirty- seven BULKHEADS will be installed throughout the tunnels to ...

A fixed structure used to divide two compartments. These structures can be found in VENTILATION TUNNELS or within the head of a TBM to separate the working chamber or cutting head from the rest of the TBM.

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Asker: Hi, I don't think it is as complicated as this. The end wall is only about 2.0m x 0.8m I was thinking on the lines of panels with pre-marked circular knock-outs to accept the conduit through which will be passed the cables.

Asker: Finally went for bulkhead.

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concealed walls

This is done so that the cables are drawn in them so that the cables have easy access and are not damaged. Usually these walls are built in underground trenches to see that the routing of the cables are easily identifiable.
There have been cases where the power cables which are unmarked and not laid in walled trenches have been damaged inadvertently during either while making an extension to buildings or change in layouts or any modification work

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Asker: Thanks for your effort, finally went for bulkhead.

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methodes calcul talus : 20 Ebooks Gratuits format pdf - [ Translate this page ]
Ce logiciel de calcul destiné aux talus, aux murs et aux culées de ponts ... Confortement de talus-Masque drainant ... des talus, en s'appuyant sur les ... - Cached
Bouw en Constructie woordenboek Frans-Nederlands () - [ Translate this page ]
Definitie FR: mur ou ensemble d'éléments préfabriqués, en forme de voile, destinés à obturer un vide ... masque drainant. FR: masque drainant. NL: drainagelaag ... ou des charges (fondations, culées de ponts, assise de machines, etc.) ... - Cached
sortes barrages - [ Translate this page ]
La présence de culées peut toutefois permettre un report plus aisé des efforts sur les rives. ... une série de murs parallèles, généralement de forme triangulaire, ... Les barrages à masque sont constitués d'un remblai plus ou moins ... une cheminée drainante, un tapis drainant ou les deux pour évacuer les ... - Cached
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La nappe des sables verts de l'Albien Inférieur, qui repose sur le mur ... réalisation du masque drainant et la recharge du talus par des matériaux du site ...
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ce fascicule peuvent être associés à d'autres structures (murs de soutènement, ... culées...) qui font l'objet d'autres fascicules. CHAPITRE 2. Généralités ...... tranchées ou parois drainantes. - éperons ou masques. - puits, galeries ...
Did you mean to search for: MASQUES DRAINANTS DES MURS ET F

Note added at 7 hrs (2010-12-23 21:00:00 GMT)

Dictionary of civil engineering: English-French - Google Books Result
Jean-Paul Kurtz - 2004 - Foreign Language Study - 1515 pages
DRAINAGE CHIMNEY Cheminee Sanitary Engineering and Drainage Syn. with ... DRAINAGE TRENCHES DRAINAGE CURTAIN Masque drainant Sanitary Engineering and ...

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Asker: Thanks Liz, I'll have a look at this in the morning. Chris

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