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12:21 Aug 12, 2010
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Spanish to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering
Spanish term or phrase:abscisado
Discussing the dimensions of a concrete silo for coal storage.
La altura total del Silo es de 69.00 m y el abscisado es de arriba hacia abajo.
Hi, folks. Thanks for your input--I closed the question without grading because I'm not sure which is correct (direction of measurement or direction of stress) and I don't want to put more of a stamp of finality on this term choice when it still is not totally clear to me.
I see a similar expression used in a street pavement plan:
"La información primaria o de campo fue determinada a través de tres (3) estaciones localizadas a lo largo de la vía por diseñar, las cuales están ubicadas en los siguientes puntos de referencia, teniendo en cuenta que el sentido del abscisado es de Malambo hacia La Cordialidad"
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Explanation: 'Abscisado' is not in the 22nd edition of the spanish language dictionary of the royal spanish academy's website, but the context seems to recommend the english term 'abscissa'. This term usually refers to the horizontal, or x-coordinate on an x,y graph, but in this case I believe it has to do with direction of stress, in this case from up to down.
I think the text might be talking about how the level of the material within the silo is measure. I found lots of references to systems that measure the level from top to bottom, e.g.:
"a system where stainless steel cable carries the signal from top to bottom of the silo to give an accurate and repeatable continuos level measurement." http://www.vegacontrols.co.uk/applications_fp2.asp?caseStudy...
Fiona Kirton United Kingdom Local time: 13:34 Works in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 35