acceleration stress


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acceleration stress

[ak‚sel·ə′rā·shən ‚stres]
(medicine)
The effect of an increase in gravitational force upon human physiology and behavior, particularly during takeoff and reentry in space flight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

acceleration stress

In a wire rope (or the like), the additional stress imposed as a result of the acceleration of the load.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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There are six samples for each acceleration stress, and the measured time gradient of each sample is [t.sub.1],[t.sub.2], ..., [t.sub.n].
The Dynamic Environment Simulator (DES), depicted in Figure 2, is a three-axis centrifuge used to simulate the acceleration stresses encountered by pilots.
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