hinge joint

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hinge joint

[′hinj ‚jȯint]
(anatomy)

hinge joint

Any joint which permits action similar to a hinge and in which there is no appreciable separation of adjacent members.
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Table 1 presents the number of hits within specific amplitude ranges from each day of monitoring the slab hinge joint.
The naturally developed hinge joint at the crown would then be replaced by an engineered joint that would allow rotational movement while preventing further cracking at the concrete faces.
Keywords: Acoustic emission, bridges, concrete hinge joints
That's because hinge joints work in only one direction.