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German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Computers: Software / CAD/CAM environment
German term or phrase: Strak
I have various occurences, such as "Strakhandbuch", "Strakdaten", "Strakdefinition", etc. Is this a surface model?
Alan Johnson
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4shape linesKen Cox
4Check the glossaries!
jccantrell
3seems so -> source #1: Strak = Oberflächendarstellung; source #2: 3-D-Flächenmodelle
Steffen Walter
2Kurven?? Kruemmungen?? -
Hermann


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Kurven?? Kruemmungen?? -


Explanation:
STRAK smooth outline of a body moving in a fluid

could be for a boat

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Hi Alan,

Although there is a reference in KudoZ quoting curve data - I have the feeling STRAK comes from \'Stromlinienform\' - they are designing \'streamlined bodies\'. Can\'t think what the rest stands for.

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seems so -> source #1: Strak = Oberflächendarstellung; source #2: 3-D-Flächenmodelle


Explanation:
I'm not able to figure out what Strak actually stands for (must be some sort of abbrev.). No translation but I hope this can be of any help.

see also
http://www.tu-dresden.de/presse/kontakt/300.htm (nb "Strak-Konstrukteure" and their work)

Steffen

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http://www.uni-stuttgart.de/100-online/e-letter/archiv/07_20...
provides a def of the activity of \"Straken\" (end of page 1).


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http://www.ifb.uni-stuttgart.de/~doerner/darstellungII.html provides some more pictures in conjunction with \"Strak\".


    Reference: http://studweb.studserv.uni-stuttgart.de/studweb/users/lrt/l...
    Reference: http://www.gotech-cad.de/sites/strak.htm
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Check the glossaries!


Explanation:
Alan, you should know better.

I had this questions a while back. This search came up with

curve data

body design

In my application, I used curve data.

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shape lines


Explanation:
The Brockhaus defines 'Strak' (or 'Straak'} as: '[nd. von Streichen] ... der Verlauf der Kurven des Linienrisses, wie Decksprung, Wasserlinien, Schnitte, Spanten und Senten, die harmonisch laufen müssen.'

It's thus orignally a boatbuilder's term and Plattdeutsch. It doesn't seem be used any more in boatbuilding, but it is common in aircraft design. Here it is often used to refer not to just a single line, but also a collection of lines that defines the (external) form of a closed object (such as an airfoil or aircraft fuselage).

One suggestion of a synonym that I have seen is 'Linineführung'.

'shape line(s)' is a guess (I'm not that familiar with any CAD packages); it gets a few relevant hits on Google. If I had to invent a translation I would use 'formlines', but that gets even fewer hits (sigh...).

In any

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