continuous beam


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continuous beam

[kən¦tin·yə·wəs ′bēm]
(civil engineering)
A beam resting upon several supports, which may be in the same horizontal plane.
A beam having several spans in one straight line; generally has at least three supports.

continuous beam

A beam that is continuous over intermediate supports and thus statically indeterminate; as opposed to a simply supported beam. See also: Beam

continuous beam

A beam which extends over three or more supports, joined together so that, for a given load on one span, the effect on the other spans can be calculated.
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It can be concluded from the relation (6), which in laminated beams, as in the continuous beams, tensions adjustment section is distributed linearly.
Spans A and B were converted to two-span continuous beams, while Spans C, D, and E were converted to three-span continuous beams.
A continuous beam of light serves as an excitation source, and the resulting fluorescence is observed on a time scale appropriate for the experiment--generally on the order of milliseconds to seconds.
Thus, the overall deformation of the beam resembles that of a continuous beam, although the underlying mechanism (deformation at individual joints) differs dramatically.
Ketterle and his colleagues are already planning several improvements to their primitive atom laser, including getting more atoms into the emitted pulses and going from pulses to a continuous beam.
Superior image quality is achieved through Famio's smart technologies, including the Digital Continuous Beam Former and Tissue Harmonic Imaging.
Unlike in the continuous beam case, the current can be reversed during off periods of the pulsed beam incurring no additional dead time.
Funded primarily by the National Science Foundation, the NSCL operates the K500-K1200 coupled cyclotron, the highest energy continuous beam accelerator in the world.
The structural system for the superstructure of the bridge building is a continuous beam over 2 fields with equal spans.
Further progress to the continuous beam measurements will give the UCN countrate of about 300/s, enough high to perform a definite demonstration to store the produced UCN.
If you were using a copper structure, you would need a very large amount of power, and you could not run it at that power with a continuous beam because it would crack the copper,' Sundelin said.

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