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English translation: pre-stressed ((reinforced concrete))

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15:54 Aug 26, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering
French term or phrase: beton arme en surpression
Type of construction. What exactly does "en surpression" mean here?
Paul Stevens
Local time: 12:38
English translation:pre-stressed ((reinforced concrete))
Explanation:
That is, the appplication of stress through the tensioning of the reinforcing rods embedded in the concrete.

Application of this stress increases the ability of the structural element (here, the concrete) to resist working loads.

HTH,
HC
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Heathcliff
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Local time: 04:38
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Summary of answers provided
napre-stressed ((reinforced concrete))Heathcliff
nastructure under overpressureildiHo
nareinforced concrete exposed to high-pressure CO2?
Parrot
nahigh pressure reinforced concrete
Guy Bray


  

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47 mins
high pressure reinforced concrete


Explanation:
surpression means high pressure

Guy Bray
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51 mins
reinforced concrete exposed to high-pressure CO2?


Explanation:
This is a guess.
Article from the Scientific American:
"Jones discovered that exposing concrete mixed with portland cement to high-pressure CO2 drove water out of the material and changed its chemical composition. Standard compression tests, he says, show that on average the treatment increases the strength of portland cement by 84 percent. Subsequent experiments at Los Alamos National Laboratory have demonstrated that the process can transform a wide range of inexpensive materials--including some that are currently considered waste products--into stronger, more useful forms.





    Reference: http://www.sciam.com/1196issue/1196techbus1.html
Parrot
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1 hr
structure under overpressure


Explanation:

I guess "under surpression" does not mean anything good here. The structure may be simply overloaded. I never heard about such a structure... Do you have any picture about?



ildiHo
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2 hrs
pre-stressed ((reinforced concrete))


Explanation:
That is, the appplication of stress through the tensioning of the reinforcing rods embedded in the concrete.

Application of this stress increases the ability of the structural element (here, the concrete) to resist working loads.

HTH,
HC


    Means Illustrated Construction Dictionary (Means, 1991)
Heathcliff
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Tony M: exactly what I thought!
8 hrs

disagree  ildiHo: Pre-stressed in fr: béton armé précontraint. The terminology en surpression still sounds strange for my architect ears!
19 hrs
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