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14:58 Mar 17, 2010
English to Catalan translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Materials (Plastics, Ceramics, etc.)
Additional field(s): Construction / Civil Engineering, Furniture / Household Appliances
English term or phrase: crazing
Definition from Pro Plastics Inc.:
Minute lines appearing in or near the surface of materials such as plastics, usually resulting as a response to environment. Crazing cannot be felt by running a fingernail across if (if the fingernail catches, it is a crack).

Example sentence(s):
  • All concrete products and many natural stones, under varying conditions of moisture and temperature, are frequently subject to crazing. A manufacturer careful in proportioning of designs and watchful of compaction techniques and curing methods will minimize the likelihood of crazing as a result of manufacturing causes. Cast Stone Institute, Inc.
  • Crazing is generally undesirable; however, certain glazes, referred to as crackle glazes, are specifically composed to develop a controlled form of crazing.
  • Crazing occurs when the surface of a moulding is stretched beyond its limit, due to localised surface stresses being too high at some time during moulding, finishing, or use. Performance Plastics Ltd
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5 +1Microfissures
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Definition from TERMCAT :
Àrea temàtica
Indústria dels plàstics i el cautxú

ca - microfissura f
es - microfisura
fr - zone fendillée
en - craze

Solució de continuïtat normal o patològica
El prefix micro (del grec mikrós, "petit") també s'utilitza en moltes paraules, sobretot en ciència i tecnologia, per referir-se a sistemes o processos que tenen lloc a petita escala, o a camps de coneixement especialitzats en aquests temes

Example sentence(s):
  • Les microfissures que provoca la tensió primer esdevenen esquerdes i, més tard, finalitzen en fractura amb molta facilitat. - Dcció Gral d'Ordenació Educativa  
  • Microfissures i fissures estabilitzades que no posen en perill el correcte suport dels sostres. Reparació superficial fins i tot generalitzada. - Butlletí Oficial de la Província de Ll  
  • Això contradiu l'estructura molecular del sòlid i és acceptable quan els objectes excedeixin en les seves dimensions, sensiblement, les distàncies atòmiques. En aparença això no constitueix un incovenient, és més important l'existència de micro-fissures i buits intercristal.lins. Hem de recordar que en Mecànica es presenten problemes que es troben en el límit de l'aplicació del concepte de continuïtat, es tracta del desenvolupament de les fissures i de la resistència a la fatiga. - TESIS UPC  
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