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(civil engineering)
A plate that is used to strengthen truss joints.
(mining engineering)
A V-shaped cut in the face of a heading.


A plate, usually triangular in shape, used to connect two or more members, or to add strength to a framework at its joints.

gusset, gusset plate

A plate, usually triangular in shape, used to connect two or more members, or to add strength to a framework.
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As part of the FHWA research and technology program evaluation, FHWA decided to evaluate the gusset plate project to better understand how FHWA's investment in gusset plate research has affected the design and rating of gusset plates.
Position one gusset long edge to the exterior-front lower edge and sides with right sides together and aligning the upper edges and centers; pin.
The test matrix included 10 fully embedded control specimens (identified as F-x, where x identifies the specimen number from 1 to 10), 10 partially embedded control specimens (P-x), 10 partially embedded and repaired clamped specimens (RC-x), and 10 partially embedded specimens repaired with lightly screwed gusset plates (RS-x).
Make a mark on both halves of the folded sleeve halfway between the fold and the raw edge at the gusset end.
One of the easiest ways to connect beam-to-column is using gusset plates and angles (Fig.
While there is little visual difference, the Double gusset Pouch-Up[R] offers all the benefits of the single gusset--high performance film, convenience and a low carbon footprint.
The shape and position of the gusset is based upon the material falling and hitting the gusset, not the bracing of the wings.
As a result of a design error decades before, the gusset plates in the bridge were about half as thick as they should have been, Ocel said.
She is learning to be a writer at night school and, with her new book Gusset Path to Life, anything is possible.
The boots are 100 percent waterproof, scent-free, and have an adjustable gusset for a customized fit.
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When David Gusset sets about making a violin, he does so as if the ancient masters are watching over his shoulder.