Sturzwand

04:23 Feb 23, 2001
German to English translations [PRO]
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German term or phrase: Sturzwand
I don't have much context. The word's there on its own - will be a button in a UI. It definitely IS a type of wall, though (and, no, it's NOT a wall that keeps falling down!). What about "lintel wall"? Has anybody come across that before?

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Steve Martin
Germany
Local time: 16:22


Summary of answers provided
naRetaining wall
lone (X)
nalintel wall ...
gwolf
nabreast wall
John Schweinsberg (X)
napart of wall over window
Albert Golub
nano idea about sturzwand but!! see further
Albert Golub
nalintel support wall
Alexander Schleber


  

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45 mins
lintel support wall


Explanation:
Sturz = lintel
Lintels are always used to support weight above in a structure. So a "lintel wall" would be a support wall for a lintel. Your original impulse is shorter, mine more explanative.

"Lintel support" can be found in several docuemnts on the web, though not in combinaztyion with "wall" (as far as I got in serarching).


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Alexander Schleber
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50 mins
no idea about sturzwand but!! see further


Explanation:
lintel comes from the french word "linteaux" defined by eurodicautom as "a part of wall over window" and "portal bridge", "window head beam"
hope it helps

Albert Golub
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57 mins
part of wall over window


Explanation:
eurodicautom gives lintel for sturz and fall for wand
in french "linteau de retombée" and the and the answer "part of wall over window" corresponds when i cross the references

hope it helps


Albert Golub
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2 hrs
breast wall


Explanation:
"Breast wall" is given in the Dict. of Building and Civil Engineering by Korchomkin et. al
(also equivalent to Tauchwand,Stützmauer, Stützwand, and Fallwand)


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4 hrs
Retaining wall


Explanation:
Sturz = head - so it could be a head wall, but I think retaining wall sounds better.

Good luck!




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lone (X)
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10 hrs
lintel wall ...


Explanation:
In construction glossaries I found the following:

Explanation for Sturz:
Alle Öffnungen und Durchbrüche in sowohl tragendem als auch nichttragendem Mauerwerk werden nach oben hin durch ein querliegendes Bauteil abgesichert. Der Sturz besteht aus armiertem Beton oder, bei großen Öffnungen, aus T- oder Doppel-T-Stahlträgern. Bei Fenstern kann der Rolladenkasten die Funktion des Sturzes erfüllen, sofern er ausreichend stabil konstruiert ist.

Sturz = Lintel

Explanation for Lintel:
Lintel- A horizontal structural member that supports the load over an opening such as a door or window.

I think your first hunch of "lintel wall" would be appropriate.

They are probably simply referring to the wall(s) that have doors and windows in them.

Hope this helps.








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