ground plate


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ground plate

n
(Building) a joist forming the lowest member of a timber frame. Also called: groundsill or soleplate

ground′ plate`


n.
1. Elect. a metal plate for making a ground connection to the earth.
[1655–65]
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In a 1 st phase, The landscaping of the land will have to take into account a provisional shunt whose right-of-way is located on the ground plate.
Here our coordinate system has the origin at the center of the undefleeted membrane with the negative z' direction toward the ground plate and the r' [theta]'-plane is in the plane of the undeflected membrane.
Its metallic shell and ground plate provide a minimum impedance to ground and higher performance than a PCB-mounted filter, and provides more consistent pinto-pin performance.
To avoid the effects of the nozzle boundary layers on the aerodynamics of the car models, a ground plate with a length of 4.
It consists of a dual-band feeding antenna in the center, four dual-band RFSRs on the side walls, and a finite-square ground plate on which the feeding antenna and RFSRs are perpendicularly mounted.
In this design, electromagnetic fields are transferred through a ring microstrip into a small air gap (approximately 500 microns) by connecting a microwave input source to an SMA connector on the microstrip and ground plate.
To make a ground plate, start with a clean, bare steel plate or sheet that's 1/4 inch thick.
The quake in question is forecast to occur at the border between the ground plate on which the Tokyo metropolitan region is located and the sinking Philippine Sea plate, and to cause havoc in the metropolis.
The Aerodyne ground-plate cyclone (GPC) dust collector features cyclonic action initiated by a sloped spiral inlet and vortex reversal, accomplished by the use of a solid ground plate.
As the gas stream strikes the ground plate, fine particulate that has not completely made it to the dust collector walls is deflected into the hopper.
However, as for the latter case, the filling process involves a little more complexity, as the molten polymer tends to fill first the major part of the product, the so-called ground plate (see Fig.