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08:16 Mar 6, 2007
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Spanish to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Construction / Civil Engineering / structures
Spanish term or phrase: estado limite de servicio
Referring to buidling structures
Local time: 06:40

Summary of answers provided
4 +1serviceabilty limit state / service limit state
Nikki Graham



1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
serviceabilty limit state / service limit state

For the sake of the glossary, I will provide an answer. The former is by far the most common.

Limit state design
Limit state design refers to a design methodology used in structural engineering. Most modern buildings are designed in accordance with a code which is based on limit state theory. For example, in the UK, Steel structures are designed in accordance with BS 5950, and reinforced concrete structures to BS 8110, both of which are codes based on limit state theory. Canada, Australia and New Zealand also utilise limit state theory.

A limit state is a set of performance criteria (e.g. vibration levels, deflection, strength), stability (buckling, twisting, collapse) that must be met when the structure is subject to loads. Limit state design requires the structure to satisfy two principal criteria: the ultimate limit state (ULS) and the serviceability limit state (SLS).


Nikki Graham
United Kingdom
Local time: 05:40
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1726

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  asptech: Oviously, a structure not only has to provide a safety against collapse (ultimate state) but also a guarantee that it can be used for its intended purpose (service limit state).
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