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21:02 Jul 17, 2002
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mechanics / Mech Engineering / mechanical
French term or phrase: cercle d'enveloppe
"des alvéoles qui sont aménagées radialement en creux par rapport à un cercle d'enveloppe externe"

"courroie qui est tendue sur les tendeurs de manière à suivre sensiblement le cercle d'enveloppe entre deux alvéoles"
Alexandru Pojoga
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4 +1the casing"s circumference
Gayle Wallimann
4cercle d'enveloppe
michael jordan
4a radial circle

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a radial circle

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the casing"s circumference

"Enveloppe" is often translated as a casing for all kinds of mechanics. It is difficult to know without a diagram if you are referring to the circumference of a round casing, or just the round casing itself.
There are lots of references if you check the link to the GDT below. Look up "enveloppe" and then "génie mécanique".
I hope this helps.

    Reference: http://www.granddictionnaire.com
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agree  michael jordan: agree.
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cercle d'enveloppe

Hello again !
You said: Shouldn\'t it be an established engineering term?
Say, what is English for \'cercle d\'enveloppe\' of a cogwheel?
I agree, sort-of want to see it as a geometrical notion, but cannot find any reference to \"cercle d\'enveloppe\', donc, NO to your question!
(pitch circle = cercle de fonctionnement / cercle primitif.
Therefore, tend to agree with Gayle, they are talking about the casing / housing (chould prob. have said \"périphérie de L\'enveloppe\" or sthg.

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