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deflection

[di′flek·shən]
(computer science)
Encouraging a potential attacker of a computer system to direct the attack elsewhere.
(electronics)
The displacement of an electron beam from its straight-line path by an electrostatic or electromagnetic field.
(engineering)
Shape change or reduction in diameter of a conduit, produced without fracturing the material.
Elastic movement or sinking of a loaded structural member, particularly of the mid-span of a beam.
(ordnance)
Horizontal clockwise angle between the axis of the bore and the line of sighting.
The setting on the scale to compensate for deflection.
(petroleum engineering)
In oil well drilling, a change in the angle of a well bore.

Deflection

The deformation or displacement of a structural member as a result of loads acting on it.

Deflection

 

the vertical displacement of a certain point on the axis of, for example, a beam, arch, or frame, or on the medial surface of a shell or plate as a result of a deformation. The deformation may be caused, for example, by the action of a force or by temperature effects. The magnitude of the greatest possible deflection is usually normalized and may define one of the limit states of the structure. The maximum permissible deflections for various structures are given in the Construction Code.

deflection

1. Any displacement in a body from its static position, or from an established direction or plane, as a result of forces acting on the body.
2. The deformation of a structural member as a result of loads acting on it.
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In work it was put problem of comparison of different approaches for calculations of deflections of simply supported castellated beam, loaded with distributed load (Fig.
The calculated vertical deflections are compared with measured values, which were adjusted for reference temperature and zero deformation of the piers.
The maximum deflection of the outer wall is 40 mm, which is 0.
The Iowa Formula describes the interaction of the pipe and soil and the deflection that results from vertical loading.
The results also indicate that the Kresge shell could have been designed with the edge beam of varying cross section and higher concrete strength than the documented C30/37 strength in order to reduce the excessive deflections.
State departments of transportation can use the RWD to identify problems in pavement sections and then revisit the problem areas using other deflection technology, such as the falling weight deflectometer, to obtain more detailed analyses.
For the same inlet property conditions, but when there are differences between the mass flow rates through an exchanger caused by membrane deflections within the exchanger, the net heat rate and mass transfer rate of water vapor will decrease.
Second, models used to predict bent plate flow rate errors should include measured dimensions of the bore diameter (and deflection angle, if required) of the bent plate to be accurate.
CCFRPM Pipe yielded lower stresses and higher deflections in finite element analysis than did the B-303 pipe with the same inside diameter subjected to the same internal pressure and external loading conditions.