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crumple zones

French translation: Zone de déformation

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English term or phrase:crumple zones
French translation:Zone de déformation
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14:16 Nov 25, 2008
English to French translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Automotive / Cars & Trucks
Additional field(s): Mechanics / Mech Engineering
English term or phrase: crumple zones
Definition from Right Solution, Inc.:
Crumple Zones are sections of the front and rear of a vehicle that are designed to crumple during a crash so as to take as much energy as possible and keep the vehicle's occupants protected.

Example sentence(s):
  • Crumple zones yield during a crash, changing energy from the crash, into heat and sound, which in turn reduces the chances that the passengers in the car will be hurt. Crumple Zones
  • When used in crumple zones, lightweight plastic components can help absorb energy and save vehicle weight at the same time. American Chemistry Council
  • The downside to modern "soft design" crumple zones is that they allow more damage to occur to a vehicle even when the collision is relatively minor and of no major threat to the safety of the occupants, thereby increasing repair costs. Autotropolis
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Zone de déformation
Zone de la voiture qui se déforme d'une manière contrôlée pour absorber un choc et réduire la décélération des passagers
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Zone de déformation

Definition from autoexport91.com:
Zone de la voiture qui se déforme d'une manière contrôlée pour absorber un choc et réduire la décélération des passagers

Example sentence(s):
  • Les véhicules Toyota disposent à l’avant et à l’arrière de zones de déformation préprogrammées, destinées à absorber autant que possible la majeure partie des forces dégagées par une collision. A l’issue d’un impact, l’énergie qui subsiste se dissipe dans le cadre de la carrosserie. Ce type de structure intelligente qui absorbe l’énergie contribue fortement à préserver l’intégrité de l’habitacle. Cliquez ici pour découvrir comment la Yaris s’est comportée lors des récentes simulations d’accident Euro NCAP. - Toyota  
Gerard Renard
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Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench
PRO pts in category: 16

Votes in favor of/against selecting this as the best translation of the term asked
Yes  Radu DANAILA: d'accord
17 mins
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Yes  Tom Bishop
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Yes  Daniel Gontrand: daniel gontrand : accord
22 mins
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Yes  Philippe Etienne: j'ajouterais contrôlée, car tout est déformable dans une voiture, pour peu qu'on tape assez fort
57 mins
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Yes  Martine Yesler
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Yes  Julianne Rowland
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Yes  Proelec: "zone déformable" pourrait être également retenu en tant que synonyme.
15 hrs
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Yes  ViktoriaG: I prefer "zone déformable", which is closer to the actual meaning of the term, but both work. Maybe it could be included as a synonym (preferred Transport Canada term).
1 day 9 mins
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