flat plate


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flat plate

A flat concrete slab having no column capitals or drop panels.
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The bees must have worked at very nearly the same rate on the opposite sides of the ridge of vermilion wax, as they circularly gnawed away and deepened the basins on both sides, in order to have succeeded in thus leaving flat plates between the basins, by stopping work along the intermediate planes or planes of intersection.
The former type, flat plate collectors earn the heat of any solar energy collection system that has to be conducted from ambient to 60 or the medium temperature.
Here the Archdeacon of Salop, Sidney Austerberry, blesses the toposcope - that's a flat plate pointing out places of interest visible from the landmark hill.
To adequately support the slim building, the structural system is comprised of steel columns at the foundation level, reinforced concrete shear walls with flat plate concrete floor slabs, and reinforced concrete columns.
The two most common types of nonconcentrating solar collectors are flat plate and evacuated tube.
[3] determined thermal performance of flat plate solar collector using various arrangements of compound honeycomb.
[1] performed experimental and theoretical work on the flutter of a flat plate with a fixed leading edge using the three-dimensional vortex-lattice method.
The flat plate structure is composed of only slabs and columns, with no beams.
Heat exchangers, typically a coiled tube or flat plate, transmit heat from your solar fluid to your hot water.