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English translation: slenderness ratio

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French term or phrase:élancements
English translation:slenderness ratio
Entered by: Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.
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15:22 Mar 5, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Mathematics & Statistics / Oceanography - Offshore construction
French term or phrase: élancements
In a post-grad worksheet on offshore construction. The term appears in the following section:

Echantillons
Tous les aciers seront de la nuance X 52 (Fy = 355 N/mm2).

On ne descendra pas en dessous de 12" pour le diamètre des tubes principaux et de 3/8” pour les épaisseurs qui seront des multiples du 1/8".

Les élancements seront de l’ordre de 90 pour la structure principale et 100 pour la structure secondaire.


I haven't even got an educated guess for this one, so any suggestions welcome.
Rebecca Parker - Into English Ltd.
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:18
aspect ratio
Explanation:
I found this in a nuclear glossary. As i remember, it refers to the shape of the (steel) rods, so we're in roughly the same area!

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-05 16:36:55 GMT)
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I also have "slenderness ratio", which appears several times in GDT, and is defined as "height to length ratio", so I guess both would cover it if 90 and 100 are percentages.
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Frank Foley
Local time: 05:18
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3 +2aspect ratio
Frank Foley


  

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aspect ratio


Explanation:
I found this in a nuclear glossary. As i remember, it refers to the shape of the (steel) rods, so we're in roughly the same area!

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Note added at 1 hr (2007-03-05 16:36:55 GMT)
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I also have "slenderness ratio", which appears several times in GDT, and is defined as "height to length ratio", so I guess both would cover it if 90 and 100 are percentages.

Frank Foley
Local time: 05:18
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Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 5
Grading comment
Here's to team work!
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Frank :) And thanks for the links Malik! Points at 24hrs :)


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  xxxMalik Beytek: Righton. Slenderness ratio. Here is URL for bilungal text: http://pubs.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/cgi-bin/rp/rp2_abst_e?cjce_l87-00... And URL for definition in French: http://www.crit.archi.fr/Web Folder/bois/Bois/9.Glossaire/E....
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agree  David Goward: Ernst also gives "slenderness" or "slenderness ratio".
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