# Pin joint

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## pin joint

[′pin ‚jȯint]
(design engineering)
A joint made with a pin hinge which has a removable pin.

## Pin joint

A flexible joint connected by a pin through a hole in each of the members to be joined; used primarily for large spans where complete freedom to rotate is required, such as roof forms secured with pin-joint buttresses as the main support.

## pin joint

A joint in which one member is fastened to another by a pin so that rotational movement at the point of joining is not restricted.
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Using mathematical software for engineering calculations MathCAD the graphics profiles of bending of the circular plate along the radius with rigid and pin joint support along the contour are plotted (Figs.
The numerical model of a jack-up, based on fix joint, pin joint, linear springs and elastic-plastic model, is presented firstly.
Each spudcan footing is modelled by fix joint, pin joint, linear springs and elastic-plastic model, respectively, as can be seen in section 1.
Foundation models used in this paper are fix joint, pin joint, linear springs and elastic-plastic model, in which the spudcan rotational stiffness of pin joint and fix joint is zero and infinite, respectively, while the rotational stiffness of linear springs and elastic-plastic model is between the pin and fix joint.
The stress for elastic-plastic model is close to the pin joint.
William Zdeblick, R&D director, advanced manufacturing for Federal-Mogul, points out, "Bushingless Monosteel pistons require a steel-on-steel pin joint design.
Over the north side of the plinth is the Leighton Hall, a dramatic double-height galleried space in which a folded roof (a la Festival of Britain) is supported on slender laminated Oregon pine columns that have profound entasis following the bending stresses between stainless-steel pin joints at top and bottom.
The new engine enclosure panel has a grip handle for quick removal, there are centrally located service points, and there are remote zerk lube fittings for C-frame pivot bearings lubrication, plus zerk fittings for all dozer pin joints.
As far as possible, everything is bolted together to make assembly of relatively small components easy up the mountain (diagonal steel rod ties in both vertical and horizontal planes prevent structures with so many pin joints from wobbling).
The 29m high ridges, created by three rows of steel trestle masts with pin joints, are a more elegant form of the early industrial serrated factory roof profile of north-facing skylights.
They are connected by pin joints to fixings in the top of the rock walls round the pit and on the old quarry floor.

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