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abutment

, abuttal
Architect Civil engineering a construction that takes the thrust of an arch or vault or supports the end of a bridge
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Abutment

A masonry mass, pier, or solid part of a wall that takes the lateral thrust of an arch.
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abutment

[ə′bət·mənt]
(civil engineering)
A surface or mass provided to withstand thrust; for example, end supports of an arch or a bridge.
(mining engineering)
In a coal mine, the place where the natural ground material makes contact with the ends of an embankment.
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abutment

abutment A
A masonry mass (or the like) which receives the thrust of an arch, vault, or strut.
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Caption: Figure 6: Model of adiabatic temperature rise for the abutment.
where [[sigma].sub.ye] is the side abutment pressure in the elastic zone; [chi] is the factor to describe the peak side abutment pressure; and [[alpha.sub.]0] is the factor to describe the change of the side abutment pressure.
Even though the working cast reproduces the clinical situation faithfully (Figure 5), we proceeded with the rehabilitation using the CAD/CAM technology-customized zirconia (hybrid) for link abutment (FLEXIBASE[R], Anthogyr) which offers advantages over prefabricated ones.
To this end, the concrete smeared crack model presented in this section is applied to investigate the cracking behavior of a concrete arch dam with weak upper abutment.
Mechanical test was performed on the conventional abutment screw and the hollow abutment screw by fabricating 3D models, and finite element analysis (FEA) was implemented to the single artificial tooth system model.
Scohor, "The use of angulated abutments in implant dentistry: five year clinical results of an ongoing prospective study," International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, vol.
The crown is fixed to the abutment, or directly to the underlying implant, with a screw.
Composite was added to simulate an all-ceramic abutment preparation (Figure 4, above right) while maintaining the access hole for the screw.
(37) On the other hand, there is a concern that titanium scalers are sufficiently hard to damage the implant abutment surface, although there is limited data to support or refute this concern and titanium scalers are being widely used.
To dig out the causes of seepage for Khanpur dam, detailed investigations were carried out in 1993 and as a result excessive seepage quantities were measured along the left abutment. The consultants recommended to strengthen the existing grout curtain and stressed the need of further explorations and drilling to plan and design the grout curtain (WAPDA 1993).
The car was going westbound when it passed another vehicle on the left, went onto the rumble strip, then veered right and struck the abutment, said Paul Jarvey, a spokesman for the office of District Attorney Joseph D.