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15:37 May 23, 2002
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering / Building Spec
German term or phrase: Druckwellenhemmung
in the context of limited the effects of an explosion on a building

Pressure wave inhibition? or is there a more exact term available - I haven't found the word anywhere!
many thanks
SianF
Local time: 21:41
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Summary of answers provided
4shock wave obstruction
jccantrell
4blast wave suppression
Bob Kerns
4explosion/blast protection
Cilian O'Tuama


  

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explosion/blast protection


Explanation:
I don't think "inhibition" is the correct English term here as the buildings do not in fact inhibit the blast waves. They simply have some form of protection against them.

HTH.

Cilian O'Tuama
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blast wave suppression


Explanation:
Ernst gives "blast wave" for "Druckwelle" which seems to fit your context of explosions better than pressure wave.

Bob Kerns
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shock wave obstruction


Explanation:
Amazing what you find on the web.

Look at this link and you know more about blast resistant doors than ANYBODY ever wanted to know!

With pictures, even!


    Reference: http://www.overly.com/doorco/education/Blast-Resistant.cfm
jccantrell
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