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15:02 Feb 19, 2009
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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Electronics / Elect Eng
German term or phrase: Fahrfall
I'm afraid I don't have much context for this one. The document is entitled "Für Elektrotechnik interessante Punkte der Roadmap". It consists of a number of bulleted lists, one of which contains the following text:

- Einführung verschalteter Bauteile und Bussysteme
- Berechnung von Fahrfällen

The "Fahrfällen" have me stumped. Any ideas?
Adam Dean
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3operational scenarioKen Cox

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operational scenario

My best guess, given the context

This is probably ordinary engineering jargon, or perhaps the author let himself be inspired by the (figurative) 'roadmap'.

Note added at 41 mins (2009-02-19 15:44:16 GMT)

You have the same sort of thing in English: 'take the system for a spin', which is derived from test-driving a car, although this phrase is normally used with real systems or simulated systems (i.e. during development or trial use).

Note added at 1 day15 mins (2009-02-20 15:17:35 GMT)

Thanks for the feedback. Now I wonder whether 'Fahrfall' is literal translation from English or 'run case' is a literal translation from German...

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Asker: Thanks for the suggestion for this. I managed to obtain an answer from the client in the end. They use "run case" in English.

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