articulated structure

articulated structure

[är′tik·yə‚lād·əd ′strək·chər]
(civil engineering)
A structure in which relative motion is allowed to occur between parts, usually by means of a hinged or sliding joint or joints.

articulated structure

A structure which permits relative motion to occur between its parts (e.g., by means of one or more sliding or hinged joints).
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New District Court Erkelenz - structural workThe new building of the district court Erkelenz consists of an articulated structure with a six-storey range to the Konrad-Adenauer-Platz and a two-storey range to the Cologne road.
The triangular footprint is crowned by a dramatically undulating roof made up of five interlinked parabolic arches, clad with large terracotta tiles to create a light, articulated structure.
Using the same animal or person, students create an articulated structure in computer animation by creating and aligning the structures, moving the hot points, linking the structures, adding link properties, and adding the behavior.
Spanning the length of a city block, the soaring articulated structure with its immense transparent face is visually weighed down on east and west by solid granite-clad bookends.
Architecturally gutsy, defined by a clearly articulated structure, the big pavilion feels like a delicate extemporization on the familiar, tugging at half digested images of the past, part industrial, part colonial ease.
This effort to erase desire before it can ever really be articulated structures the entire poem.