torsional rigidity

torsional rigidity

[′tȯr·shən·əl ri′jid·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The ratio of the torque applied about the centroidal axis of a bar at one end of the bar to the resulting torsional angle, when the other end is held fixed.
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Thanks to the extensive use of modern production technologies, all the chassis and body-in-white components have been redesigned with a consequent reduction in weight despite an increase in torsional rigidity.
Sporting an all-new exterior, the body and chassis have been significantly stiffened to improve torsional rigidity, while the latest iteration of Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring allows for maximum control and driver engagement.
Underneath, Mazda claim this model has 15% more torsional rigidity thanks to a revised chassis and a new torque vectoring system as already seen on the Mazda3 hatch and Mazda6 saloons and better overall stability is helped by the car sitting 35mm lower than the previous model.
flowtech combines the speed and portability of a Sachtler tripod with the torsional rigidity of a Vinten product.
Enhanced all-around safety, upgraded interior space, packaging and driving dynamics and improved torsional rigidity make the XV a force to be reckoned with.
This architecture makes heavy use of high-tensile steel to increase the torsional rigidity and reduce weight.
That said, there are a number of engineered features that provide high levels of torsional rigidity.
This helps to increase torsional rigidity by 50%, helping safety and refinement.
Significant and extensive modifications have been made to the chassis with the aim of retaining the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as thecoupe version.
Ferrari say extensive modifications have been made to the chassis with the aim of retaining the same torsional rigidity and beam stiffness as the coupe version.
A prominent feature was the curvature of the body side, including the glass which was included for two important reasons, these being four inches more shoulder width and a considerable increase in the body's torsional rigidity.
Unmatched dynamic torsional rigidity Directly responds to the driver's cornering demands, instantly transmitting those inputs to the chassis while maintaining perfect connection between front and rear axles, communicating both the driver's action and any changes in the road surface with the utmost fidelity.