cyclic curve

cyclic curve

[′sīk·lik ′kərv]
(mathematics)
A curve (such as a cycloid, cardioid, or epicycloid) generated by a point of a circle that rolls (without slipping) on a given curve.
The intersection of a quadric surface with a sphere. Also known as spherical cyclic curve.
The stereographic projection of a spherical cyclic curve. Also known as plane cyclic curve.
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The Mullins model has been used to describe the steady state cyclic curves (dashed lines).
Monotonic and cyclic curves follow the envelope of the earthquake hysteresis to a displacement of approximately 40 mm which is a drift ratio ([DELTA] / h) of 1.

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