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English translation: springer

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Italian term or phrase:piano di impasto
English translation:springer
Entered by: Gary Key
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11:44 Jul 11, 2008
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering (general) / road tunnel lighting
Italian term or phrase: piano di impasto
piano di impasto (referring to a tunnel wall)

Context: a definition of 'wall luminance' taken from a list of terms and definitions in a standard on road tunnel lighting.

(IT source) luminanza delle parete: valore medio della luminanza delle pareti in una sezione trasversale qualsiasi estesa dal **piano di imposta** della parete a 2 m di altezza sopra il piano della carreggiata.
(Suggested EN translation) wall luminance: mean luminance value of the walls in any transversal section extending from the base of the wall to 2 m in height above the carriageway surface.

No other relevant context in the file.

I get very few Google hits for 'piano di impasto'.

For the sake of readability/simplicity I am thinking of putting simply 'base' (e.g. of the wall), any other suggestions much appreciated!
Gary Key
United Kingdom
Local time: 13:41
springer
Explanation:
I may be way off, but I am assuming it is "imposta" as you have in the source text.

"Springer", translation of imposta, refers to the point where the curve begins in an arch/tunnel... because it may not actually start to curve from the base of the wall.
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TrishCivitella
Local time: 14:41
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Thanks a lot for your help!
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springer


Explanation:
I may be way off, but I am assuming it is "imposta" as you have in the source text.

"Springer", translation of imposta, refers to the point where the curve begins in an arch/tunnel... because it may not actually start to curve from the base of the wall.

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Thanks a lot for your help!

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