expansion joint


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expansion joint

[ik′span·shən ‚jȯint]
(civil engineering)
In masonry, a flexible bituminous fiber strip used to separate blocks or units of concrete to prevent cracking caused by thermally induced expansion and contraction.
A union or gap between adjacent parts of a building, structure, or concrete work that permits the relative movement caused by temperature changes to occur without rupture or damage.
(geology)
(mechanical engineering)
A joint between parts of a structure or machine to avoid distortion when subjected to temperature change.
A pipe coupling which, under temperature change, allows movement of a piping system without hazard to associated equipment.

expansion joint

Designed to permit the expansion or contraction due to temperature changes. It generally extends through the entire structure from the footings to the roof.
See also: Joint

expansion joint

expansion joint, 1
1.A joint or gap between adjacent parts of a building, structure, or concrete work which permits their relative movement due to temperature changes (or other conditions) without rupture or damage.
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The sedimentary earth below the pool began settling under the weight of 260,500 gallons of water, and a gap opened in a expansion joint at the bottom of the pool.
This acquisition will add significant expansion joint presence to Senior's rapidly growing Flexonics Division, increasing both the product range and the markets served," Mr Parrish said.
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