Doppelzangen

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17:58 Apr 23, 2018
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
German term or phrase: Doppelzangen
In timber construction.

Sentence context: "Auf jeder Längsseite der Kubus sind acht geschossübergreifende Ständer in Boden, Erdgeschossdecke und Dach mit Doppelzangen verbunden."

The text is describing the structure of the Haus Mayer-Kuckuk: https://www.google.com/search?biw=781&bih=372&tbm=isch&sa=1&...

Do they mean that the upright posts are 'cradled'/held in place by the horizontal beams on either side of them? (The third image from the top in this article https://www.fug-verlag.de/on3749, showing 'Doppelzangen' in a wooden attic structure, and seems to confirm that...)

If so, what is the best way to phrase that/is there an equivalent specialist term in English?
Emma Rault
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Summary of answers provided
3paired tie beams
herbalchemist
3sandwiched posts
Kim Metzger


  

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sandwiched posts


Explanation:
In Glossarium Artis 10, Doppelzangen are translated as binding horizontal timbers, but I can’t find any English-language references to back that up. https://tinyurl.com/y9rahfps

https://www.fug-verlag.de/on3749
http://houseinspection.blogspot.mx/2015/04/postbeam-connecti...


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paired tie beams


Explanation:
Yes, it refers, in this case, to the horizontal beams that you described. This appears equivalent (not my specialism).

Photos of Haus Mayer-Kuckuk construction:
http://www.hartmutwitte.com/tag-des-denkmals.pdf
Aufstellen der Tragkonstruktion aus Stielen und Doppelzangen

http://www.zimmerin.de/zihi/fachberichte/firststiel/
Stoßausbildung der Zangen: Die Doppelzangen, die die Aufgabe des Spannriegels erfüllen (Aufnahme der Zugkraft in Faserrichtung) wurden wie am First und an den Streben über Dübel mit den Außenstielen verbunden.

http://www.preservationtimberframing.com/it-really-tied-the-...

Diagrams with 'paired tie beams' (the original German is 'paarweise Zugbalken')
https://patents.google.com/patent/EP0116312A1/en

http://deacademic.com/dic.nsf/technik/5097/Dachstuhl
10. Zangen (Z), einfache oder doppelte, auf Zug, seltener auf Biegung beanspruchte Halbhölzer, dienen zum Zusammenhalten, z.B. Einhalten der Sparren gegen Hinausschieben.

https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/tie-bea...
a horizontal beam that serves to prevent two other structural members from separating, esp one that connects two corresponding rafters in a roof or roof truss

https://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/101120887-barnfield...
paired tie beams tied with iron rods support wide span upper floor

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