breast wall

breast wall

[′brest ‚wȯl]
(civil engineering)
A low wall built to retain the face of a natural bank of earth.

breast wall, face wall

2. A parapet which is breast high.
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Some undesirable transients are mainly analyzed and the PROs are proposed to reduce the pressure difference on the breast wall. The results can provide reference for the design and operation of a similar project.
I estimate a whole chimney breast wall would cost about pounds 110.
Fig 18 shows theoretically calculated characteristic shapes of the deformations of the breast wall and the bridge vault due to temperature effects (+37[degrees]C, -24[degrees]C) and the effect of dead weight.