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11:15 Feb 9, 2012
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Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / rail, metro
Portuguese term or phrase: sopro do trem
The word "sopro" is used on a diagram for a train yard to be constructed for the São Paulo metro.

Many thanks for your insights!
Isabella Kenfield
United States
Local time: 04:32
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Summary of answers provided
3 +2slipstream
kashew
4train wind energy
Martin Riordan
3Tunel de ventoMaria Amaral
3train suction
Nick Taylor
3train wakeghostwriter-BR
Summary of reference entries provided
This might help?
kashew

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24 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
train wake


Explanation:
Veja se isto se encaixa. Eu não boto muita fé nesse Linguee

[...] m above the platform and at a distance of 3,0 m from the track centre, during the whole train passage (including the wake).


[...] de 1,2 m acima da plataforma e à distância de 3,0 m do eixo da via, durante toda a passagem do comboio (incluindo o sopro).


ghostwriter-BR
Brazil
Local time: 06:32
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Native speaker of: Portuguese
PRO pts in category: 16
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Asker: Thanks Ghostwriter!

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27 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5 peer agreement (net): +2
slipstream


Explanation:
[...] risco começa no bordo da plataforma e é definida como a área onde os passageiros podem estar sujeitos a forças perigosas devido ao efeito de sopro dos comboios em movimento, que varia com a velocidade.
eur-lex.europa.eu

[...] commences at the rail side edge of the platform and is defined as the area where passengers may be subject to dangerous forces due to the slipstream effect of moving trains dependent upon their speed.
eur-lex.europa.eu

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kashew
France
Local time: 10:32
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PRO pts in category: 95
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Asker: Thanks Kashew!


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agree  Nick Taylor: slipstream effect - yes
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agree  Sheryle Oliver
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train suction


Explanation:
train suction

Nick Taylor
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train wind energy


Explanation:
Creio que "sopro" se refere ao vento criado pelo trem (pressão positiva) na parte dianteira, e não ao vácuo (pressão negativa) criado pelo "slipstream" atrás do trem. Nos sites que achei, este sopro é chamado de "train wind energy".

slipstream: 2: an area of reduced air pressure and forward suction immediately behind a rapidly moving vehicle

Example sentence(s):
  • T-box concept to capture wind energy from trains

    Reference: http://www.gizmag.com/tbox-concept-would-capture-wind-energy...
Martin Riordan
Brazil
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Tunel de vento


Explanation:
It could be referring to a wind tunnel.

Example sentence(s):
  • The train's velocity was responsible for the resulting wind tunnel.
Maria Amaral
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Reference comments


18 mins peer agreement (net): +1
Reference: This might help?

Reference information:
http://pt.dreamstime.com/photos-images/motor-de-sopro-do-tre...


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Note added at 28 minutes (2012-02-09 11:43:55 GMT)
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More context would help a lot.

kashew
France
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 95
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thanks Kashew! I had found those images via a web search too, but still can't figure out what Sopro means!


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agree  Nick Taylor: it sucks!
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