flexural rigidity

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flexural rigidity

[′flek·shə·rəl ri′jid·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The ratio of the sideward force applied to one end of a beam to the resulting displacement of this end, when the other end is clamped.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

flexural rigidity

A measure of stiffness of a structural member; the product of modulus of elasticity and moment of inertia divided by the length of the member.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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In general, the trends in the frequencies of the present model resemble that of the traditional model because the frequency equation of [[omega].sub.f][|.sub.V=0] = [(in/L).sup.2] [square root of ([(EI).sub.eff]/[rho]A)] and [[omega].sub.0] are very alike with small difference between the bending stiffness [(EI).sub.eff] and (EI).