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flexure

[′flek·shər]
(embryology)
A sharp bend of the anterior part of the primary axis of the vertebrate embryo.
(geology)
A broad, domed structure.
A fold.
(mechanics)
The deformation of any beam subjected to a load.
Any deformation of an elastic body in which the points originally lying on any straight line are displaced to form a plane curve.
(vertebrate zoology)
The last joint of a bird's wing.

flexure

The bending of a member, as under a load.
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Flexural stiffness and torsional stiffness are engineering terms used to describe the stiffness of ideal beams that meet a certain set of criteria (Roark, 1943), none of which are met by either continuous or multi-jointed biological beams (Wainwright et al.
Flexural strength is one of the important mechanical properties of the composites.
The strength qualities like the compressive strength and flexural strength were subjected to experimentation to ascertain the optimum substitution of the quarry dust.
In this paper, the relationship of water plaster ratio variables of two types of unknown plaster towards its absorptive properties (water absorption and porosity) and flexural strength are been determine and compared with common mould plaster.
The highest mean flexural strength value was obtained for NANOCERAM-BRIGHT (116.
The die has a dimension of 60 X 10 X 4 (mm) (length X width X thickness)--rectangular for flexural testing specimens and a dimension of 4.
Bharatkumar, and Gopalakrishnan (2003) of Structural Engineering Research Centre(SERC), Chennai have studied the properties of steel fibre reinforced shotcrete namely the toughness, flexural strength, impact resistance, shear strength ductility factor and fatigue endurance limits.
However, these assumptions cannot be applied to flexural strength calculation of ultra high performance concrete members.
Flexural test was conducted by using universal INSTRON machine model 3369.
It revealed that the concrete produced with ceramic waste has more tensile strength flexural strength and compressive strength when compared with reference concrete which explicitly opened a door to use of industrial ceramic waste in concrete production.
The nanoparticles improve mechanical properties of the produced objects, including their flexural strength and toughness, and cause hydroxyapatite to decompose at higher temperatures.