# Catenary

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## catenary

[′kat·ə‚ner·ē]
(materials)
In fiberglass-reinforced plastics, a measure of the sag in an assemblage of a number of strands, which have a minimal amount of twist, at the midpoint of a specified length.
(mathematics)
The curve obtained by suspending a uniform chain by its two ends; the graph of the hyperbolic cosine function. Also known as alysoid; chainette.

## Catenary

The curve assumed by a flexible uniform cable suspended freely between two points. When uniformly loaded, the curve takes the form of a parabola.

## catenary

The curve formed by a flexible cord hung between two points of support.
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Since there exist preset gap and sag, shafting catenary curve is no longer continuous and smooth.
Firstly when the elevation of each bearing is zero, the catenary curve of each double bearing support rotor is calculated, respectively.
Figure 19 shows the catenary curve calculation result of double bearing support shafting.
Caption: Figure 10: Catenary curve of single support shafting of the 1000 MW turbine generator.
Caption: Figure 15: Catenary curve of shafting with 3S clutch.

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