Catenary

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catenary

[′kat·ə‚ner·ē]
(materials)
In fiberglass-reinforced plastics, a measure of the sag in an assemblage of a number of strands, which have a minimal amount of twist, at the midpoint of a specified length.
(mathematics)
The curve obtained by suspending a uniform chain by its two ends; the graph of the hyperbolic cosine function. Also known as alysoid; chainette.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Catenary

The curve assumed by a flexible uniform cable suspended freely between two points. When uniformly loaded, the curve takes the form of a parabola.
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catenary

The curve formed by a flexible cord hung between two points of support.
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Since shafting catenary curve is smooth when the machine is running, total deflection angles at the left and right sides of every bearing are equal:
Figure 10 shows the catenary curve calculation result of single bearing support shafting.
Figure 15 shows the catenary curve calculation result of shafting with 3S clutch.
Since there exist preset gap and sag, shafting catenary curve is no longer continuous and smooth.
Figure 19 shows the catenary curve calculation result of double bearing support shafting.