Airy points


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Airy points

[¦er·ē ‚pȯins]
(engineering)
The points at which a horizontal rod is optionally supported to avoid its bending.
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The so called Airy Points (3) specify the location of the mounting points which produce slopes of the end faces that are equal and vertical.
Equation (4) implies that a straight ball bar supported at other than the Airy points should have the gauging spheres positioned precisely along the centroid of the bar axis, y = 0.
This is equivalent to a distance between the supports of 1/[square root of (3)]L, which is the accepted value for a set of Airy Points as given in (3).