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12:03 Apr 4, 2007
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French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / stresses in offshore design
French term or phrase:inclinaisons isocarènes
Surface des poussées Lieu des centres de carène pour des inclinaisons isocarènes (poids = poussée). La poussée qui passe par le centre de poussée est normale en ce point à la surface des poussées.
Le plan tangent en un point de la surface des poussées est parallèle à la flottaison correspondante.
Talking about terminology used to determine stability of floating vessels transferring parts of an offshore oil rig to their destination
isocarènes means poids = poussée according to your text. This means that you angle the ship so that its weight (constant) balances the "poussée" which depends on the volume below the surface of the water.