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E[edit | edit source]

EARTH KILN[edit | edit source]

(heat). A relatively inefficient KILN made by mounding earth over the materials to be burned. Used in traditional CHARCOAL production.

F - meule a charbon de bois
S - horno de tierra
ECCENTRIC WHEEL[edit | edit source]

(gen). A wheel in which the axle is not at the center point, but slightly off-center.

F - roue excentrique
S - rueda excentrica
ECONOMIZER[edit | edit source]

(heat). A HEAT EXCHANGER that recovers heat from FLUE gases and uses it to heat feedwater or combustion air.

F - economiseur
S - economizador
EFFECTIVENESS[edit | edit source]

(heat) (meas). The ratio of actual heat transfer in a HEAT EXCHANGER to the maximum possible heat transfer.

F - efficacite
S - eficacia
EFFICIENCY[edit | edit source]

(gen). The ratio of the ENERGY output to the energy input. Efficiency is usually expressed as a percentage.

F - rendement
S - eficiencia
EFFLUENT[edit | edit source]

(biocon). [1] SLURRY that has been removed from a BIOGAS PLANT. [2] Liquid sewage after having passed through any stage in its purification.

F - effluent
S - efluente
EMISSIVITY[edit | edit source]

(sol). The ratio of RADIANT ENERGY emitted by a body to that emitted by a perfect BLACKBODY. A perfect blackbody has an emissivity of one; a perfect REFLECTOR, an emissivity of zero.

F - emissivite
S - emisividad
EMITTANCE[edit | edit source]

(sol) (meas). A rating of the ability of a material to give off heat as RADIANT ENERGY.

F - emittance
S - emitancia
ENERGY[edit | edit source]

(gen). The capacity of a body to do work; POWER in action.

F - energie
S - energia

(gen) (meas). The maximum amount of electricity that an electricity-producing device may produce under the best conditions during a given period. ENERGY capability is determined by the mechanical EFFICIENCY of the device.

F - capacite energetique d'un dispositif produisant du courant
S - capacidad energetica de un aparato productor de electricidad
ENERGY CONSERVATION[edit | edit source]

(gen). Practices and measures that increase the EFFICIENCY with which ENERGY is used or produced.

F - conservation de l'energie
S - conservacion de energia
ENERGY CONSUMPTION[edit | edit source]

(gen). The amount of ENERGY consumed in the form in which it is obtained by the user. This term excludes electrical generation and distribution losses. It also is called net energy consumption.

F - consommation d'energie
S - consumo de energia
ENERGY CONVERSION[edit | edit source]

(gen). The act of changing ENERGY from one form to another (e.g., WIND ENERGY to mechanical energy).

Mechanical -> Electrical
Wind Generator 40%
Water Turbine 68-93%
Steam Power Plant 40%
Mechanical -> Mechanical
Windmill 20-30%
Waterwheel 70-85%
Solar -> Thermal
Flat Collector 40-60%
Concentrator 80-90%
Chemical -> Thermal
Wood Combustion Burner 85% maximum
Chemical -> Electrical
Battery 80%


Chemical -> Chemical
Biogas Digester 40-60%
F - conversion de l'energie
S - conversion de energia
ENERGY PATTERN FACTOR[edit | edit source]

(wind). The ratio of the available ENERGY in all of the winds in a particular location over a certain period of time to the energy that would be available if the WIND SPEED over that period of time were constant at the mean wind speed over that period of time.

F - coefficient de diagramme energetique
S - factor energetico del viento
ENERGY PRODUCTS[edit | edit source]

(gen). Fuels that can be used to generate ENERGY. Also, the by-products that result when fuels are produced.

F - combustibles energetiques
S - productos energeticos
ENERGY STORAGE[edit | edit source]

(gen) (meas). The ability to convert ENERGY into other forms, such as heat or a chemical reaction, so that it can be retrieved for later use. Also the development, design, construction, and operation of devices for storing energy until needed. The technology includes devices such as batteries, pumped storage for hydroelectric generation and compressed gas.

F - stockage de l'energie
S - almacenamiento de energia
Storage Medium Storage Efficiency (%) Major Loss Characteristics Cost* Complexity**
SOLAR (Heat) Water 75-90 Leaks (thermal & physical) 2 1
Earth varies Leaks (thermal) 1 1
Rock 60-80 Leaks (thermal) 2 2
Salt Hydrates 75-95 Material Breakdown 3 3
WIND/WATER (Mechanical) Pumped Water 50-70 Evaporation, Friction 1 2
Compressed Air 40-50 Leaks, Friction 2 2
WIND/WATER (Electrical) Battery 70-85 Internal Discharge 3 3
METHANE Tank Leaks 1 2
Tank (compressed) 50-60 3 3
ALCOHOL Tank Leaks, Evaporation 1 1
* Relative Cost 1 = Negligible
2 = Intermediate
** Degree of Mechanical Complexity 3 = Considerable
ENHANCEMENT[edit | edit source]

(sol). Increasing the amount of sunlight transmitted through the GLAZING in a SOLAR COLLECTOR through the use of a REFLECTOR.

F - renforcement
S - intensificacion
ENZYMATIC HYDROLYSIS[edit | edit source]

(alc). The use of ENZYMES to convert STARCH into simple sugars. This is a stage in the production of ETHANOL.

F - saccharification enzymatique
S - hidrolisis enzimica
ENZYMES[edit | edit source]

(chem) (alc). Organic substances that are produced in the cells of living organisms, and which cause specific chemical changes. Enzymes are produced by BACTERIA or FUNGI and are used in the liquefication and SACCHARIFICATION steps of ALCOHOL production.

F - enzymes
S - enzimas
EOLIAN[edit | edit source]

(wind). Of, relating to, formed by, or deposited by the wind or air currents. (Syn: Aeolian)

F - eolien, eolienne
S - eolico
EQUINOX[edit | edit source]

(sol). Either of two times of year when the sun passes over the celestial equator and when the length of day and night are almost equal.

F - equinoxe
S - equinoccio
ETHANOL[edit | edit source]

(alc). A Flammable organic compound (C[H.sub.3]C[H.sub.2]OH) formed during sugar FERMENTATION. It is also called ethyl alcohol, GRAIN ALCOHOL, or simply ALCOHOL.

F - ethanol
S - etanol
ETHYL ALCOHOL[edit | edit source]

(alc). (See: ETHANOL)

F - alcool ethylique
S - alcohol etilico
EUTECTIC SALTS[edit | edit source]

(heat). Heat storing salts that melt at a relatively low temperature. They absorb large quantities of heat when they do melt. Heat is released when the salts freeze.

F - eutectiques
S - sales eutecticos
EVACUATED TUBE COLLECTOR[edit | edit source]

(sol). A SOLAR COLLECTOR that uses a vacuum to insulate the ABSORBER PLATE. This COLLECTOR is highly EFFICIENT but very expensive.

F - capteur a tube vide
S - colector con tubo vaciado
EVAPORATIVE COOLING[edit | edit source]

(refrig). The exchange of heat from air to a water spray or wet surface through a reversible THERMODYNAMIC process. Air passing through the water is cooled as the water evaporates. The process can be reversed by condensing the vapor on a cool surface.

F - refroidissement par evaporation
S - enfriamiento evaporante
EXCESS AIR[edit | edit source]

(heat). Air that passes through a COMBUSTION ZONE in excess of the quantity theoretically required for complete combustion.

F - exces d'air
S - aire excesivo

(sol) (meas). The amount of SOLAR RADIATION that would strike a surface if that surface were outside the Earth's atmosphere. (See also: CLEARNESS INDEX)

F - rayonnement solaire extraterrestre
S - radiacion solar extraterrestre

F[edit | edit source]

F[edit | edit source]

(meas). Abbreviation for FAHRENHEIT.

F - F
S - F
FAHRENHEIT[edit | edit source]

(meas). The temperature scale in which water freezes at 32 oF and boils at 212 oF. Temperatures of the Fahrenheit scale can be converted to equivalent temperatures on the CELSIUS or Centigrade scale by first subtracting 32 degrees from the Fahrenheit temperature, then multiplying the result by 5/9 according to the formula: .

F - Fahrenheit
S - Fahrenheit
FALL WIND[edit | edit source]

(wind). A strong, cold, downhill wind.

F - vent catabatique
S - racha de viento
FANTAIL[edit | edit source]

(wind) (arc). A small, secondary ROTOR set at a right angle to the main ROTOR of a WINDMILL to provide the motive POWER to turn the CAP to face the wind.

F - gouvernail
S - timon
FARM WINDMILL[edit | edit source]

(wind). A multi-BLADED WINDMILL that is based on an Early American design and is used primarily for water pumping.

F - eolienne de ferme
S - molino de viento rural
FEATHER[edit | edit source]

(wind). Turning the SAILS or the ROTOR of a WIND MACHINE out of the wind to protect the device from damage from high WIND VELOCITIES.

F - mettre en drapeau
S - poner en bandolera
FEATHERING MECHANISM[edit | edit source]

(wind) (impl). A mechanism on a WINDMILL that automatically turns the BLADES out of the wind when winds are too strong. This slows the windmill, protecting it from damage in high winds.

F - mecanisme de mise en drapeau
S - mecanismo de puesta en bandolera
FEED[edit | edit source]

(gen). See: FEEDSTOCK)

F - alimentation
S - alimento
FEEDSTOCK[edit | edit source]

(gen). The raw ORGANIC MATTER, such as grain, fruit, DUNG, or other BIOMASS, used as the INFLUENT in the FERMENTATION or DIGESTION processes.

F - charge d'alimentation
S - materia prima organica
FENESTRATION[edit | edit source]

(sol). An opening in a building that admits light and/or air.

F - fenestration
S - ventanaje
FERMENT[edit | edit source]

(biocon). A transformation or DECOMPOSITION of ORGANIC MATTER by the catalytic effect of ENZYMATIC action. To cause or undergo the action of FERMENTATION.

F - fermenter
S - fermentar
FERMENTABLE SUGAR[edit | edit source]


F - sucre fermentable
S - azucar fermentable
FERMENTATION[edit | edit source]

(alc) (chem). [1] A biological sequence of ENZYMATIC reactions that convert sugars to carbon dioxide and ALCOHOL in the absence of FREE OXYGEN. The term generally refers to metabolism in the absence of oxygen. [2] The process by which YEAST changes sugar to ALCOHOL in the absence of air. [3] The process of chemical change in ORGANIC MATTER brought about by living organisms.

F - fermentation
S - fermentacion
FERMENTATION PERIOD[edit | edit source]

(gen) (meas). The length of time required for a substance to FERMENT.

F - duree de fermentation
S - periodo de fermentacion
FERMENTATION TANK[edit | edit source]

(alc). The container in which FERMENTATION takes place in an ETHANOL production operation.

F - cuve de fermentation
S - tanque de fermentacion
FERMENTER[edit | edit source]


F - fermenteur
S - fermentador
FETCH AREA[edit | edit source]

(wind). The geographic area over which the wind passes shortly before reaching a WIND MACHINE. It is considered in the selection of a site for a wind-powered device.

F - portee du vent
S - extension expuesta
FIRE BACK[edit | edit source]

(constr). A metal plate set in a CHIMNEY to control the back DRAFT of flames.

F - contre-feu
S - respaldo refractario
FIREBOX[edit | edit source]

(gen). The area in a stove, oven, or PRODUCER GAS GENERATOR in which combustion occurs.

F - chambre de combustion
S - caja refractaria
FIRE BRICK[edit | edit source]

(constr). A type of brick with a high melting point that is used to line FLUES, CHIMNEYS, furnaces, and fireplaces.

F - brique refractaire
S - ladrillo refractario
FIXED-DOME DIGESTER[edit | edit source]

(biocon). A BIOGAS DIGESTER in which the gasholder is an integral part of the digester, rather than a FLOATING GAS CAP. This type of digester is usually used to produce fertilizer. METHANE is considered a by-product.

F - digesteur a dome fixe
S - digestor de sombrerete fijo
FLAT BLACK PAINT[edit | edit source]

(sol). A nonglossy black paint with a relatively high ABSORPTANCE.

F - peinture noire mate
S - pintura negra uniforme
FLAT-PLATE SOLAR COLLECTOR[edit | edit source]

(sol). A device that uses an ABSORBER PLATE to COLLECT SOLAR RADIATION without assistance of devices to concentrate the sun's rays.

F - capteur solaire a panneau plan
S - colector solar de placa lisa
FLOAT[edit | edit source]

(hydr). The BUCKET of a WATER WHEEL.

F - aube
S - paleta [1]
FLOATING GAS CAP[edit | edit source]

(biocon). A lid over a BIOGAS DIGESTER that rises or falls with the production of METHANE.

F - cloche a gaz flottante
S - sombrerete movible
FLOW[edit | edit source]

(gen). The volume of a substance passing a point per unit time (e.g., meters per second, gallons per hour, etc.)

F - debit
S - flujo
FLOW DESIGN[edit | edit source]

(hydr) (meas). The FLOW rate at which a TURBINE is designed to operate.

F - debit nominal
S - diseno de flujo
FLUE[edit | edit source]

(const). A passageway in a CHIMNEY that vents gases produced during combustion. The flue opening can be regulated to control the DRAFT in the oven or stove, thus changing the rate of combustion.

F - carneau
S - conducto de humos
FLUE GAS DRYING[edit | edit source]

(heat). THERMAL drying using gases in a FLUE as the source of heat.

F - sechage au gaz de carneau
S - secado por gases del conducto
FLUID[edit | edit source]

(gen). Any substance that FLOWS, such as a liquid or gas. Fluids differ from solids in that they cannot resist changes in their shape when acted upon by a force.

F - fluide
S - fluido
FLUIDIZED BED GASSIFIER[edit | edit source]

(prod). A type of PRODUCER GAS GENERATOR in which air FLOWS upward through a bed of suitably-sized fuel particles fast enough to buoy the particles and give them an appearance of great agitation. The fuel particles generally are small. This type of combustion reduces the sulphur-dioxide emissions when coal is burned.

F - gazogene a lit fluidise
S - gasificador en lecho fluidizado
FLUME[edit | edit source]

(hydr). [1] A HEAD RACE in the form of a trough or CHANNEL that carries water to a WATER WHEEL. [2] A waterway, usually made of wood and often supported on a trestle, that conveys water to be used for POWER, transportation, etc.

F - [1] coursier; [2] canal d'amenee
S - canaleta
FLYWHEEL[edit | edit source]

(gen) (impl). A rotating element attached to the shaft of a machine to maintain uniform angular velocity and revolutions per minute.

F - volant
S - volante
FOCUSING COLLECTOR[edit | edit source]

(sol). A type of SOLAR COLLECTOR that focuses the sun's rays on a sinqle point.

F - capteur a concentration [2]
S - colector enfocante
FOLD-UP REFLECTOR[edit | edit source]

(sol). A portable type of folding mirror used in SOLAR COOKERS to reflect sunlight.

F - reflecteur pliant
S - reflector plegable
FOOT-POUND[edit | edit source]

(gen) (meas). The amount of ENERGY required to lift one pound of a substance one foot.

F - pied-livre
S - libra-pie
FORCED CONVECTION[edit | edit source]

(heat). The use of a pump or blower to control the FLOW of heat into a heated FLUID (e.g. circulating warm air in a room or dwelling with a pump or blower).

F - convection forcee
S - conveccion forzada
FOSSIL FUELS[edit | edit source]

(fos). Nonrenewable, naturally-occurring fuels from ORGANIC MATTER. These include coal, crude oil, and natural gas.

F - combustibles fossiles
S - combustibles fosiles
FRACTIONATING COLUMN[edit | edit source]

(alc). A vertical tube or column attached to an ALCOHOL STILL that is usually filled with packing or intersected with plates. An internal REFLUX results in a separation between the high and low boiling fractions inside the column. Those with the lowest boiling point DISTILL out. (See also: DISTILLATION COLUMN)

F - colonne de fractionnement
S - columna de fraccionar
FRANCIS TURBINE[edit | edit source]

(hydr). A WATER TURBINE that operates on a low or medium HEAD and is often installed in large HYDROELECTRIC plants. Water enters the turbine radially and leaves axially.

F - turbine de Francis
S - turbina Francis
FREE OXYGEN[edit | edit source]

(bio). Oxygen in the atmosphere, which can be extracted at no cost. Conversely, oxygen extracted at a cost would cause the substance from which the oxygen molecules were taken to DECOMPOSE.

F - oxygene libre
S - oxigeno libre
FRESNEL COLLECTOR[edit | edit source]

(sol). A type of SOLAR COLLECTOR consisting of a concentric series of rings with reflecting surfaces. These rings focus SOLAR RADIATION onto an ABSORBER PLATE.

F - capteur a lentille de Fresnel
S - colector Fresnel
FRESNEL LENS[edit | edit source]

(sol). A type of lens built up from a number of narrow concentric segments. It is used in SOLAR CONCENTRATORS.

F - lentille de Fresnel
S - lente de Fresnel
FRICTION[edit | edit source]

(gen). Surface resistance to relative motion, which slows down movement and causes heat.

F - frottement
S - friccion
FRICTION HEAD[edit | edit source]

(hydr). HEAD or ENERGY lost due to FRICTION created by the contact between a moving stream of water and the conduit through which it is moving. In pipes, the friction head is also caused by bends in the pipelines, changes in the pipe diameter, valves, and couplings.

F - perte frictionnelle
S - perdida de carga por rozamiento
FRUCTOSE]](alc)[edit | edit source]

(chem). A FERMENTABLE sugar commonly found in fruit. Fructose can be used as a FEEDSTOCK in ETHANOL production.

F - fructose
S - fructosa
FUEL EFFICIENCY[edit | edit source]

(heat) (meas). The ratio of heat produced by a fuel for doing work to the available heat of the fuel. Fuel EFFICIENCY is determined by the nonheat-forming materials in the fuel and the nonwork-producing heat that is developed by the fuel.

F - rendement du combustible
S - eficiencia del combustible
FUELWOOD[edit | edit source]

(heat). Any type of wood that can be used to fuel a fire.

F - bois de chauffe
S - lena
FULL SAIL[edit | edit source]

(wind) (arc). A COMMON SAIL with the cloth fully spread.

F - aile deployee
S - aspa completamente estirada
FUNGUS[edit | edit source]

(bio). One of numerous plants in the division of Thallophyta characterized by a lack of chlorophyll, including YEAST, molds, and mushrooms. Fungi do not require FREE OXYGEN to survive. (Plural: fungi)

F - champignon
S - hongo
FURLING[edit | edit source]

(wind). Rollinq up and tying back SAILS of a WINDMILL to keep the ROTOR from turning.

F - ferlage
S - aferramiento
FURLING SPEED[edit | edit source]

(wind). (See: CUT-OUT SPEED)

F - vitesse de ferlage
S - velocidad maxima admisible

G[edit | edit source]

GASAHOL[edit | edit source]

(alc). A gasoline substitute or supplement derived from 10 percent ETHANOL and 90 percent unleaded gasoline. (Syn: gasohol)

F - carburol
S - gasohol
GAS CAP[edit | edit source]

(biocon). (See: GASHOLDER)

F - cloche a gaz
S - tapa de gas
GAS DIGESTION[edit | edit source]

(biocon). The second stage of BIOGAS generation, during which METHANE ([CH.sub.4]) is produced.

F - digestion de gaz
S - digestion de gas
GASHOLDER[edit | edit source]

(biocon). (1) A container for holding the BIOGAS produced in a DIGESTER. The size of the holder depends on the rates of gas production and gas use. (See also: FLOATING GAS CAP)

F - gazometre
S - gasometro
GASIFICATION[edit | edit source]

(prod). The conversion of wood or coal to COMBUSTIBLE GAS without leaving a combustible residue.

F - gazeification
S - gasificacion
GASIFIER[edit | edit source]

(prod). A special type of furnace in which the air supply to the COMBUSTION ZONE is carefully metered. This promotes the production of COMBUSTIBLE GASES as wood or coal are burned.

F - gazogene
S - gasificador
GAS PRODUCTION RATE[edit | edit source]

(biocon) (meas). The quantity of METHANE generated per unit of time. It generally is expressed as cubic feet/day or cubic meters/day. The figure should be quoted under standard conditions of temperature and pressure.

F - taux de production du gaz
S - tasa de produccion de gas
GAS SCRUBBER[edit | edit source]

(gen). (See: SCRUBBING)

F - epurateur de gaz
S - lavagases
GAS STORAGE CAPACITY[edit | edit source]

(biocon). The maximum amount of METHANE that a BIOGAS DIGESTER is able to store. The amount generally is expressed in cubic feet or cubic meters.

F - capacite de stockage de gaz
S - capacidad de almacenamiento de gas
GAS TURBINE[edit | edit source]

(auto). An ALTERNATIVE COMBUSTION ENGINE in which a gas, under pressure or formed by combustion, is directed against the BLADES of a TURBINE. The ENERGY in the expanding gas is thereby converted into useful mechanical energy.

F - turbine a gaz
S - turbina de gas
GEAR RATIO[edit | edit source]

(gen) (meas). The number of revolutions required of one gear to turn another gear, which generally is of a different size.

F - demultiplication
S - relacion de los engranajes
GENERATOR[edit | edit source]

(elec) (impl). A device that converts mechanical ENERGY into electrical energy.

F - generateur
S - generador
GENGAS[edit | edit source]

(prod). (See: PRODUCER GAS)

F - gaz pauvre de gazogene
S - gengas
GEOPRESSURED RESERVOIR[edit | edit source]

(geo). A GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR consisting of porous sands that contain water or BRINE at high temperatures and pressure.

F - reservoir sous geopression
S - tanque de presion geotermica
GEOTHERMAL[edit | edit source]

(geo). Of or relating to the heat of the Earth's interior.

F - geothermique
S - geotermico
GEOTHERMAL FIELD[edit | edit source]

(geo). A geographical region with known GEOTHERMAL POWER sources that might be tapped to produce ENERGY.

F - zone geothermique
S - zona geotermica
GEOTHERMAL POWER[edit | edit source]

(geo). ENERGY obtained from GEOTHERMAL sources. Geothermal power is tapped in three ways: by using hot water, steam, or DRY STEAM. Each may be used to drive a TURBINE.

F - energie geothermique
S - energia geotermica
GEOTHERMAL RESERVOIR[edit | edit source]

(geo). A water reserve created near a HOT DRY ROCK RESERVOIR to develop a potential GEOTHERMAL POWER site.

F - reservoir geothermique
S - tanque geotermico
GEOTHERMAL STEAM[edit | edit source]

(geo). Steam drawn from sources within the Earth.

F - vapeur geothermique
S - vapor geotermico
GEYSER[edit | edit source]

(geo). Natural steam or hot water spouts in active GEOTHERMAL regions.

F - geyser
S - geiser
GIN POLE[edit | edit source]

(wind). A long board or pipe used to improve the leverage in lifting a TOWER for a WINDMILL.

F - fleche de levage
S - mastil grua
GLAZING[edit | edit source]

(impl) (sol). A transparent sheet that admits sunlight to a SOLAR COLLECTOR and then inhibits the escape of heat. Commonly used glazing materials include ACETATE, acrylic, fiber-reinforced plastics, and glass.

F - vitrification
S - vidriado
GLOBAL RADIATION[edit | edit source]


F - rayonnement global
S - radiacion global
GLUCOSE[edit | edit source]

(chem) (alc). The most common sugar, which is derived from STARCH during the ETHANOL production process.

F - glucose
S - glucosa
GOBAR GAS[edit | edit source]

(biocon). (See: BIOGAS)

F - bio-gaz
S - gas gobar
GOVERNOR[edit | edit source]

(gen) (impl). A device that regulates the speed of an engine or other device under varying conditions of load and pressure. Also a device for regulating the FLOW or pressure of a FLUID passing through a device.

F - regulateur
S - regulador
GRAIN ALCOHOL[edit | edit source]

(alc). ETHANOL made from grain by DISTILLATION.

F - alcool de grains
S - alcohol de granos
GRAM CALORIE[edit | edit source]

(gen). The amount of ENERGY required to raise one gram of water one degree CELSIUS.

F - calorie [2]
S - caloria-gramo
GRAMLAXMI GAS[edit | edit source]

(biocon). (See: BIOGAS)

F - bio-gaz
S - gas gramlaxmi
GRATE[edit | edit source]

(impl) (heat). A frame of metal bars that holds fuel above the floor of a firebox. It usually is used in a boiler, GASIFIER, fireplace, or stove.

F - grille
S - parilla
GRAVITY CONVECTION]] heat).[edit | edit source]


F - convection par pesanteur
S - conveccion por gravedad
GUIDE VANES[edit | edit source]

(hydr) (impl). Surfaces that direct water to the appropriate parts of TURBINE BLADES or BUCKETS so as to increase POWER output.

F - aubes directrices
S - alabe director
GUSSET[edit | edit source]

(constr) (wind). A triangular metal brace for reinforcing a corner or angle. It is commonly used in TOWER construction.

F - gousset
S - esquinero
GUST[edit | edit source]

(wind). A sudden, brief increase in WIND VELOCITY that is then followed by calmer air.

F - rafale
S - rafaga
GUYED TOWER[edit | edit source]

(impl) (wind). A WINDMILL TOWER that is supported by GUY WIRES.

F - pylone haubanne
S - torre atirantada
GUY WIRE[edit | edit source]

(wind) (impl). A cable that stabilizes a structure and keeps it in position. For example, wires attached to a WINDMILL TOWER so that it cannot move or shake from the force of the wind.

F - hauban
S - retenida de alambre

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