épines

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19:05 Mar 30, 2018
French to English translations [PRO]
Construction / Civil Engineering
French term or phrase: épines
Les châssis et les ossatures seront :
Ensemble en profils d’aluminium thermo-laqué ou anodisé de chez Schüco (ou équivalent) à rupture de pont thermique, sections adaptées aux dimensions de la façade
Structure porteuse intégrée au système, dimension des épines 60x300mm
Liaison montant / traverse à coupe droite
Etanchéité de la liaison assurée par injection de mastic d’étanchéité au butyle dans la pièce de raccordement

the only translation I can find is "spines" which does not sound right...
Andre de Vries
United Kingdom
Local time: 08:45


Summary of answers provided
4 +1ribs
B D Finch
4tine
Robin Levey


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épine
tine


Explanation:
Term used to denote a part of one structural component that serves to anchor that component within the structure of another.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tine

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Note added at 4 hrs (2018-03-30 23:34:46 GMT)
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AKA "tige" in French.

Robin Levey
Chile
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ribs


Explanation:
Clue: "Structure porteuse intégrée au système, dimension des épines 60x300mm".

This tells me that this is a self-supporting system and, therefore that the "épines" are ribs.

The example below (with a picture) is for roofing, but it's the same idea used for cladding.
https://www.batiproduits.com/fiche/produits/toiture-a-epine-...

www.dimondinstaller.co.nz/products/v-rib
The clean-cut, striking appearance of V-Rib makes it a very popular roofing and cladding profile used on a wide range of applications from the Comalco Aluminium Smelter at Tiwai Point, Southland to the prestigious Mikano restaurant on Auckland's waterfront. The symmetrical sections have inherent strength characteristics ...

B D Finch
France
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agree  Tony M: Makes perfect sense!
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  -> Thanks Tony
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