Thrust System

Thrust System

 

in structural mechanics, a system or design in which the response to an external force perpendicular to a straight line passing through two hinges (or supports) is a reaction at an angle to the straight line. The two-hinged arch in Figure 1 is an example of a thrust system. In the presence of a vertical load, horizontal components of the reaction arise at the

Figure 1. Two-hinged arch: (H) thrust

hinges; these components are called thrust. Other examples of thrust systems are two-dimensional suspension systems and many three-dimensional systems, such as suspended shells, membranes, cupolas, and vaults.

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The object of the tender is to supply 2 complete pushing floor vehicles (2 tractors and 2 trailers with body, thrust system and power operated roof cover).
These mountain ranges comprise an arcuate mountain belt that form the southeastern margin of the Kohat Plateau, flanks of the Bannu Basin in the east, south and southwest which represent the southern-most frontal thrust system of the Himalayan orogenic belt in North Pakistan (Alam et al.
Regarding the structure, the Central and Western Precordillera form an east-verging imbricate thrust system, while the Eastern Precordillera consists of west-verging structures (Baldis and Chebli, 1969; Allmendinger et al.
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The Paleogene to recent thrust belts along the Adria margin include Dinaric thrust systems, the South-Alpine thrust system and Dinaric faults.
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These contractional faults constitute a thrust system that developed during the Paleogene in the context of intraplate compressional tectonics related to the Pyrenean orogeny.