adaptive structure

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adaptive structure

[ə‚dap·tiv ′strək·chər]
(engineering)
A structure whose geometric and inherent structural characteristics can be changed beneficially in response to external stimulation by either remote commands or automatic means.
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Layers available include Strategy, Business, Application, Technology, Physical and Implementation layers and aspects include Passive Structure, Behaviour, Active Structure and Motivation.
Recent changes under Army 2020, such as the establishment of combat sustainment support battalions dedicated to BCT support, have led to an Active structure with few Active logistics units available to provide the increased general support or support to nondivisional units required in an A2/AD environment.
All of these locales provide a large area to comb in search of fish as they not only have the active structure supporting the current route of US1 but also the nearby remnants of Henry Flagler's Overseas Railroad.
He said that ARFD is an active structure where debates are held regularly to settle internal problems.
A part of the experimental researches was done in Active Structure Laboratory, Free University of Brussels.
At the same time, Ginsberg continues, form obtains an independence from function which in the fully active structure it never has.
See how much more easily the active structure digests?
com)-- Source-Omega today reiterated its active structure function claims in lipoprotein health and heart health and again asserted 'DHA Saves Lives' (1).
The conditioning system consists of dedicated outdoor air systems with enthalpy wheels, heating and cooling coils and the thermally active structure.
Perhaps the main utility in such a definition is to distinguish such conventional approaches from the active structure.
A Go To Item Number function has also been added that allows the user to move to the first occurrence of an item number in the active structure using effectivity dates as part of the search criteria; a very useful tool for managing BOMs or creating BOM reports.
Moving forward, this design can also be used in manipulations, booms, and active structures.