Pente de montée en charge

English translation: Ramping up the load

08:08 Jul 18, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Energy / Power Generation / Wind Energy
French term or phrase: Pente de montée en charge
This phrase is from a document on Wind Energy and the title is "Pente de montée en charge en régime normal". Please how do you translate that into English?
AKAH OKWEN FLORENT
Cameroon
Local time: 12:58
English translation:Ramping up the load
Explanation:
Large machines don't like sudden changes in load, which is applied gradually to avoid stressing both mechanical and electrical components.

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Note added at 4 hrs (2018-07-18 12:30:08 GMT)
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If it were an electric motor, I would say "soft start". Sudden application of power to such a motor accelerates the rotor, whose inertia "resists" the propulsive magnetic field, resulting in a massive current surge. By analogy, a large load suddenly applied to a large generator will generate a huge torque and consequent stress on the shaft, bearings and generator mounts. There is, in fact, a device known as a homopolar generator that does exactly this: it is spun up and then effectively short-circuited, generating tens of thousands of amps for a variety of interesting experiments.

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Note added at 23 hrs (2018-07-19 07:47:47 GMT)
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Yes, you are all quite correct. I concur. Rate of change of load, steepness of slope (ie. load vs. time), etc.
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chris collister
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Local time: 13:58
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Ramping up the load


Explanation:
Large machines don't like sudden changes in load, which is applied gradually to avoid stressing both mechanical and electrical components.

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Note added at 4 hrs (2018-07-18 12:30:08 GMT)
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If it were an electric motor, I would say "soft start". Sudden application of power to such a motor accelerates the rotor, whose inertia "resists" the propulsive magnetic field, resulting in a massive current surge. By analogy, a large load suddenly applied to a large generator will generate a huge torque and consequent stress on the shaft, bearings and generator mounts. There is, in fact, a device known as a homopolar generator that does exactly this: it is spun up and then effectively short-circuited, generating tens of thousands of amps for a variety of interesting experiments.

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Note added at 23 hrs (2018-07-19 07:47:47 GMT)
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Yes, you are all quite correct. I concur. Rate of change of load, steepness of slope (ie. load vs. time), etc.

chris collister
France
Local time: 13:58
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Tony M: Surely, though, here, it is the slope of the ramp-up? dV/dT and all that... Yes, but what the text here is talking about is the steepness of the ramp-up — how fast it does it.
1 hr
  -> Well, yes, but a ramp IS a slope! A slope of the ramp-up is the slope of the slope, ie. the second derivative d2V/dT2 !

neutral  B D Finch: The curve (i.e. on a graph) of ramping up the load?
1 hr
  -> See above

neutral  Terry Richards: A ramp may be a slope but the text here is talking about the steepness of that slope, not the slope itself. Ramping up is "montée en charge" and the "pente" is the rate it happens at.
5 hrs

neutral  Robin Levey: For all the reasons given by colleagues above. You mustn't confuse the action of "ramping up" with the "slope" (rate at which that operation is executed). Least of all when we don't even know what the following para. actually describes.
15 hrs
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