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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The maximum distribution current at 5GHz for the 0iteration are mainly concentrated close to the feeding point on the patch and ground plates, as it is shown in Fig.
Because of a completely metallic ground plate, [S.sub.21]([omega])([omega]) is zero.
where Vis the applied voltage to the system, and u' gives the distance from the membrane to the ground plate for (r', [theta]').
The present computational domain did not include the wind tunnel nozzle and the ground plate, and was expected to reproduce a flow around the car model that was placed on an infinitely large ground plate in an open air.
The dual-band Feeding antenna is located at the center of the ground plate and designed for operating at 2.45 and 5.25 GHz.
When the PCB has fixed in the sample box, aluminum bonding wires will join the side of PCB to ground plate of the resonator to suppress various unwanted transmission modes (which could cause excess leakage of the microwave signals) [20], shown as Fig.
A system consisting of a uniform MEMS cantilever over a ground plate, Figure 1, is investigated.
Because sand is easy to move, ground plates are well-suited for use in the desert.
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. This design provides a high-efficiency, compact unit that is available in horizontal or vertical configurations, says the manufacturer.
When the figure is dry, it is glued with casting clay (or liquid clay slip) to a pile (to support the construction), so now it becomes freestanding and then the pile is fit into a wet ground plate. (The ground plate is poured with casting clay, also on a flat plaster surface.) Because the work is thin, on the backside of the work, layers of casting clay and small thread-like pieces of throwing clay (piles) are attached to strengthen the piece.
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.