ground plate


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ground plate

[′grau̇nd ‚plāt]
(electricity)
A plate of conducting material embedded in the ground to act as a ground electrode.

groundsill, ground beam, ground plate, mudsill, sole plate

In a framed structure, the sill which is nearest the ground or on the ground; used to distribute concentrated loads.
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It is common for this ground plate to be connected directly to the mechanism that adjusts the spacing between the plates.
In this study, CPU times to solve ground plate and microrib structure via IDDM are 4 min and 15 min, respectively, while it takes 195 hours to perform 3D analysis for Fig.
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.
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.
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.
Options include canopy mount, wall mount, pole mount, ground plate and ground spike to ensure direct lighting with precision aiming capabilities.
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.
The engineering specifications for the Rocky Mountain Project originally called for copper ground plates placed in holes dug out of the rock and surrounded with coke powder as the conductive material.
009" between the copper foil power ground plates to provide a "large distributed capacitance" for mounted electronic components.