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 cyclic curve is shown in Figure 5(a), including the influence of the experimental results from both test series.
Single point in PCA space represents one cyclic curve shape.
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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