average curvature

average curvature

[¦av·rij ′kərv·ə·chər]
(mathematics)
For a given arc of a plane curve, the ratio of the change in inclination of the tangent to the curve, over the arc, to the arc length.
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Geometrical models for grain, grain boundary and grain edge average curvature in an Al-1 mass%Mn alloy.
Although the wind shear and its extrapolation have been studied in a number of papers [1-4], the periodical character of the average curvature was first reported in [5,6], without detailed analysis of the phenomenon.