anticlastic


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anticlastic

[¦an·tē¦klas·tik]
(mathematics)
Having the property of a surface or portion of a surface whose two principal curvatures at each point have opposite signs, so that one normal section is concave and the other convex.
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The parallel surface S to a timelike (spacelike) non - developable surface surface S at distance [delta] = 1/2H, H a positive constant, is synclastic (respectively, anticlastic).
Figure 3 shows the anticlastic plate twisting, where two diagonal comers of a square plate are supported and the other two diagonal comers are loaded.
Tensile fabric structures brought to the fore the anticlastic shapes of sections of the hyperboloid of revolution.
Essentially these projects are developments of anticlastic 'saddle' surfaces.