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entrait de charpente

English translation: tie beam

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15:50 Dec 7, 2003
French to English translations [PRO]
French term or phrase: entrait de charpente
"Hormis la poutre roulante, aucune charge admissible sous entrait de charpente"

Regulations for usage of a building
Irene (Renata) Liapis
United States
Local time: 21:21
English translation:tie beam
Explanation:
Imagine two roof-frame members forming an inverted V. The bottom of the legs of the V are connected by a beam, the purpose of which is to top the legs moving apart (if they did, they would slip over the edge of the walls, and the roof would collapse). This TIE BEAM is designed to work in tension only, as a rule, and not in flexion, or to take any other loads.

<<tie beam. The bottom horizontal member of a roof truss or trussed rafter, equal in length to the span of the roof. It ties together the feet of the rafters ...>>
[Scott/Penguin Dict. of Bldg]
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Local time: 03:21
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tie beam


Explanation:
Imagine two roof-frame members forming an inverted V. The bottom of the legs of the V are connected by a beam, the purpose of which is to top the legs moving apart (if they did, they would slip over the edge of the walls, and the roof would collapse). This TIE BEAM is designed to work in tension only, as a rule, and not in flexion, or to take any other loads.

<<tie beam. The bottom horizontal member of a roof truss or trussed rafter, equal in length to the span of the roof. It ties together the feet of the rafters ...>>
[Scott/Penguin Dict. of Bldg]

xxxBourth
Local time: 03:21
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Thanks that was very helpful!

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  GILOU
1 min

agree  Azure
2 hrs

agree  Christopher Crockett: The tie beam can also support a "king post" rising vertically from its middle, or "queen posts" from either side, joing up to the rafters, supplying rigidity to the "truss" structure of each bay of the charpente. "which is to *s*top the legs", of course.
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