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13:02 Jun 20, 2005
English to French translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Manufacturing
English term or phrase:sharp radii
Spalling often occurs on corners, sharp radii or panel edges...
(radii étant le pluriel de radius, sans vouloir sembler impertinent :-))
Contexte : norme sur les revêtements
Explanation: "sharp radii" refers to the radius (multiple) of curves, which is the same as the radius of whatever circle you can place into the bend so it leaves no gaps. A sharp radius is a tight bend, or a bend with a very small radius. The opposite would be a "loose" radius, which has a gentle curve to it.