# piano dei centri

## English translation: (horizontal) tunnel centre plane

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 Italian term or phrase: piano dei centri English translation: (horizontal) tunnel centre plane Entered by:

 13:41 Feb 13, 2012
Italian to English translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / Tunnel construction
 Italian term or phrase: piano dei centri Hello, I am translating a text about the Base Tunnel on the Variante del Valico and am stuck on a small part that explains some of the construction phases. It is in short bullet points and I am not sure what "piano dei centri" refers to in the following: 10. Esecuzione degli interventi al contorno costituiti da infilaggi valvolati (45 tubi diametro 127 mm, sp = 10 mm, passo 0.40 m, L = 18 m, sovrapposizione 6 m, inclinazione 5%, 1valvola al metro, fino al piano dei centri My attempt: 10. Execution of the boundary interventions consisting of valved inserts (45 tubes diameter 127 mm, 10 mm thick, interval 0.40 m, L = 18 m, overlap 6 m, inclination 5%, 1 valve per metre, until the top of.... I would be very grateful for any help, most of the text dealt with the rock formation etc but this part is definitely out of my area of expertise! Many thanks.
 Victoria MillerItaly Local time: 07:19
 (horizontal) tunnel centre plane Explanation:Check figure 1 on page 5 (P.C. at centre of diameter lines) and page 5 on page 8: the piano dei centri seems the plane determined by the tunnel centre, with its cross-section horizontal diameter as one side (where the two horizontale segments are) and the tunnel length as the other side. Of course this "plane" follows the geometry of the tunnel.
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Mario Ricci
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Local time: 07:19
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4(horizontal) tunnel centre plane
 Mario Ricci

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(horizontal) tunnel centre plane

Explanation:
Check figure 1 on page 5 (P.C. at centre of diameter lines) and page 5 on page 8: the piano dei centri seems the plane determined by the tunnel centre, with its cross-section horizontal diameter as one side (where the two horizontale segments are) and the tunnel length as the other side. Of course this "plane" follows the geometry of the tunnel.

 Mario RicciItalyLocal time: 07:19Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: ItalianPRO pts in category: 16
 Many thanks Mario, much appreciated!

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