Cross-sectional area


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Cross-sectional area

The area of a section cut transversely to the longitudinal axis of a member.

net cross-sectional area

In masonry units, the gross cross-sectional area of a section minus the average area of ungrouted cores or cellular spaces.
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As can be seen from the figure, the area is critical when the shaft cross-sectional area is smaller than 4 [m.sup.2] and airflow lower than 95 [m.sup.3]/s.
Depending on the selected technology for installing a suspension structure (applying or omitting the strain of the bearing component), the cross-sectional area of the bearing component can be calculated thus selecting the initial geometric length of the component so that in each case sag should not exceed the condition of the allowable gradient of the current part and should meet requirements for the safety and appropriateness of the limit state.
In the group of patients with diabetes, the average cross-sectional area of the median nerve was measured as 10.2[+ or -]2.9 [mm.sup.2] in the proximal region, 7.5[+ or -]1.9 [mm.sup.2] beneath, and 7.7[+ or -]1.8 [mm.sup.2] in the distal region of the transverse carpal ligament.
The fibrils gradually shrank back to original phase, however, the average cross-sectional area of fibrils increased with restrictions.
Where: Fs max is the shearing force in N; and A is the cross-sectional area of the stalk at shearing plane in mm2.
Therefore, the CBCT has been introduced as a relatively new and effective method that delivers 3D images and allows volume, sagittal and cross-sectional area analysis and thereby a better diagnosis (Grauer et al., 2009).
The low vascular pressures stem from the vast cross-sectional area encompassed by the pulmonary circulation, the short distance traversed across this vascular network, the architecture of the right ventricle and the pulmonary vessels, and the physical mechanisms known as recruitment and distention.
The product of the cross-sectional area and the drag coefficient will be considerably less than those of the donor vehicle, so the car will have a much better fuel consumption at cruising speed.
[14] tried to improve the BTB SB technique, creating a rectangular tunnel and bony part of the graft, neglecting the importance of the cross-sectional area of the classic BTB graft, with a width of 10 mm and the thickness of 3-5 mm, which ultimately depends on the individual patient's characteristics [15-17].
This gives the via a conducting cross-sectional area. (2) There are fabrication limitations on the minimum size of a via drill diameter, and tolerances on plating thickness.