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German term or phrase:Stopfraupenbau
English translation:not much of an answer, I'm afraid
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16:23 Aug 17, 2000
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Tech/Engineering
German term or phrase: Stopfraupenbau
I'm putting this word on again in the hope that someone may come up with something (no answers last time) because I'm really getting nowhere. Not much context to go on - Stopfraupenbau zur Gründung von Fundamentpfählen. Some sort of construction which is used in the laying of foundation supports? It's a product/service of an engineering/construction company which works mainly with steel/machinery. I'd be grateful for any ideas at all.
Julie
not much of an answer, I'm afraid
Explanation:
Below are some URLs that deal with support piling and the like. The first one (in German) pertains to Stopfen as a means of shoring up old buildings and seems quite interesting.

http://home.t-online.de/home/konrad-fischer/2gustopf.htm

Google did show some related sites to this first one; however, they all seemed to deal primarily with the need of preserving historical buildings/landmarks, and not so much with the technical aspects of the actual construction work.

The others all deal with support piling and pile driving. Going from there, you might be able to find further links that deal with various methods of getting the support piling into the ground.

Searches on Stopfraupenbau, Raupenbau, etc. were fruitless. I suspect that this may be a technique where the machine crawls forward, digs a hole and rams in a suppport pile. But that's merely a guess.

http://www.vulcanhammer.com/wave/bibliogr.htm
http://www.jetties.aunz.com/pilingb/
http://www.instant.com.au/a_res.asp
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Robert_Pianka/insta...
http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/exo/ftmyers/plan/billy.htm
http://www.phillyroads.com/roads/delaware/

Maybe someone else has better ideas... good luck
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Ulrike Lieder
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naa bit late in the dayUlrich Lehne
nanot much of an answer, I'm afraidUlrike Lieder


  

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1 hr
not much of an answer, I'm afraid


Explanation:
Below are some URLs that deal with support piling and the like. The first one (in German) pertains to Stopfen as a means of shoring up old buildings and seems quite interesting.

http://home.t-online.de/home/konrad-fischer/2gustopf.htm

Google did show some related sites to this first one; however, they all seemed to deal primarily with the need of preserving historical buildings/landmarks, and not so much with the technical aspects of the actual construction work.

The others all deal with support piling and pile driving. Going from there, you might be able to find further links that deal with various methods of getting the support piling into the ground.

Searches on Stopfraupenbau, Raupenbau, etc. were fruitless. I suspect that this may be a technique where the machine crawls forward, digs a hole and rams in a suppport pile. But that's merely a guess.

http://www.vulcanhammer.com/wave/bibliogr.htm
http://www.jetties.aunz.com/pilingb/
http://www.instant.com.au/a_res.asp
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/Robert_Pianka/insta...
http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/exo/ftmyers/plan/billy.htm
http://www.phillyroads.com/roads/delaware/

Maybe someone else has better ideas... good luck


Ulrike Lieder
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15 hrs
a bit late in the day


Explanation:
Stopfen also refers to the compaction of ballast. Raupe is some sort of tracked building machine. I hazard a guess, that the machine in question is a sort of caterpillar-type vehicle used for the compaction of ballast in laying the foundations for piling.

Ulrich Lehne
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