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11:21 Dec 23, 2010
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Science - Science (general)
Italian term or phrase: VR
Dear folks,

I'm struggling my way through a document about linear dynamic analysis - the calculation of seismic effects on two distillation towers.

Would anyone have any idea what VR stands for in the context of this sentence?
The construction has "...una vita nominale di VN= 50 anni e un periodo di riferimento per l'azione sismica pari a VR=100 anni"

I figure "vita nominale" is "rated life", so VN = LR. Could the next part be "seismic timeline of reference" and VR = TR?

Many thanks in advance for any suggestions... (Oh, and Merrry Christmas!)
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English translation:reference period (vita/valore di riferimento)
Explanation:
The reference period Vr = the Vn (nominal life) * the use class Cu.

The reference I have given is to a translation from Italian since Google gives no original English lang documents. Italy has much more on this stuff, because the huge number of earthquakes. For similar stuff you would have to look in Japan of perhaps California.

http://wpage.unina.it/fulvio.parisi/index_file/Papers/14ECEE...
http://www.ordineingegneriarezzo.it/didattica/2009_06_05_Bar...
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James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 04:41
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Many thanks again to Jim, Phil and everyone else for their helpful advice
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reference period (vita/valore di riferimento)


Explanation:
The reference period Vr = the Vn (nominal life) * the use class Cu.

The reference I have given is to a translation from Italian since Google gives no original English lang documents. Italy has much more on this stuff, because the huge number of earthquakes. For similar stuff you would have to look in Japan of perhaps California.

http://wpage.unina.it/fulvio.parisi/index_file/Papers/14ECEE...
http://www.ordineingegneriarezzo.it/didattica/2009_06_05_Bar...

James (Jim) Davis
Seychelles
Local time: 04:41
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 12
Grading comment
Many thanks again to Jim, Phil and everyone else for their helpful advice
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Jim and Phil, I think I'll go for reference period then. Have a good holiday!


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  philgoddard: I think that even if this is not the most commonly used phrase among seismologists, a literal translation would be perfectly understandable.
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Reference: vita di riferimento

Reference information:
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Descrizione Piano Spettri - CALCOLO PERICOLOSITÁ SISMICA
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vita nominale VN per il coefficiente d'uso CU: VR = VN ×CU (p. 2.4.1). Se VR ≤ 35 anni si pone comunque VR = 35 anni. Fissata la vita di riferimento VR e ...
www.stadata.com/download.asp?file=/piano/manuali/...pdf

(Microsoft PowerPoint - 30 _04_07_VERS1.ppt)
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La vita di riferimento VR è funzione della vita nominale VN ... Tipo costruzione: 2 (Vn > 50 anni). Classe d'uso: II (normale affollamento). VR = 50 anni ...
www.provincia.tn.it/.../Presentazione_Franceschini_300408.1...

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I only found this, hope helps you:
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Yohei Endo Assessment and rehabilitation of historic concrete ...
Formato de archivo: PDF/Adobe Acrobat
Table 24: exceedance probability PVR and reference life period VR.. ...... As a result, ***reference life period (vita di riferimento: VR)*** is given as below ...
upcommons.upc.edu/pfc/bitstream/2099.1/7912/1/01.pdf

Andrés Martínez
Spain
Works in field
Native speaker of: Spanish
Note to reference poster
Asker: Yes, VR is "vita di riferimento", but what I meant was, what should I put in English... Should it be "timeline of reference"... "TR"?

Asker: Thank you guys, much appreciated


Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  James (Jim) Davis: Timeline would be completely wrong
7 hrs
  -> Thanks James.
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