anticlastic


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anticlastic

[¦an·tē¦klas·tik]
(mathematics)
Having the property of a surface or portion of a surface whose two principal curvatures at each point have opposite signs, so that one normal section is concave and the other convex.
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The stress distribution applied by the plate bending method is approximated by a modified beam theory, while plate twisting uses an anticlastic plate loading.
Tensile fabric structures brought to the fore the anticlastic shapes of sections of the hyperboloid of revolution.
Essentially these projects are developments of anticlastic 'saddle' surfaces.