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12:01 Feb 29, 2012
French to English translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - Ships, Sailing, Maritime / Ship design
French term or phrase:la poupe en guidage de flux
I have just posted a query about terminology related to ship design and have a second question.
This is in the same text as before on the subject of cruise companies.
This time I am mystified by "la poupe en guidage de flux."
... le dernier projet de XXX qui dans le dessin de la carène applique des idées élaborées comme le siège d'onde, une forme particulière de la proue, et la poupe en guidage de flux, capable de mettre en valeur la forme caractéristique de la coque.
I came up with: ... In his design for the hull, he applied ideas such as the wave seat, the particular shape of the bow, and stern flow guide, which could emphasise the characteristic shape of the hull.
Again, any suggestions welcome. I found one translation on the Internet (stern flow guide) but I'm not sure it's correct.
I'm no ship designer, but I think "la poupe en guidage de flux" means a "flow guide stern" (a stern contributing to orienting - or guiding - the flows of water along the hull") - see http://bit.ly/Aq94hh
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Explanation: big guess
Graham macLachlan Local time: 03:50 Specializes in field Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 352
Reference information: Graham is probably right. See weblink.
"the Oceanic has a Constanzi stern. A Constanzi stern has two parts. The upper part of the stern is rounded (cruiser style stern) but at the waterline, like most modern ships, it is boxy and flat (transom stern). This combination of a cruiser and transom at the waterline, while odd and seemingly out of place, has extremely good hydrodynamic properties and can reduce vibration. The transom stern can have a hydroplaning effect helping to give lift to the stern as she makes speed thereby increasing efficiency while the rounded cruiser stern provides a more graceful, refined architectural appearance. "
That sounds like the "poupe en guidage de flux"