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city (1990 pop. 20,469), seat of Deschutes co., W central Oregon, on the Deschutes River, at the eastern foot of the Cascade Range; inc. 1904. Lumbering is the primary industry, and tourism is also important. Bend is the headquarters for Deschutes National Forest, which encompasses Newberry National Volcanic Monument.
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(design engineering)
The characteristic of an object, such as a machine part, that is curved.
A section of pipe that is curved.
A knot formed by a rope fastened to an object or another rope.
A smooth change in the direction of the longitudinal axis of a waveguide.
A curve or turn occurring in a stream course, bed, or channel which has not yet become a meander.
The land area partly encircled by a bend or meander.
The departure of a defined navigation course or bearing from a straight line.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pipe bend

A pipe fitting, 1 used to achieve a change in direction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Nautical a knot or eye in a line for joining it to another or to an object
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In tests conducted at the Forest Products Laboratory, urea-treated wood did not bend as easily and developed more stress failures than steamed wood.
The girls simply have an incredible range of motion -- their bones, muscles, and other body tissues work together to help them bend farther, arch higher, and stretch more (much more) than most of us can.
The back-gauge and sensor system includes several potentiometers that check the workpiece's squareness and flange size to an accuracy of [+ or -]0.004 inch (within 2 microseconds) on every bend, then feeds those data back to the bending robot via a closed-loop servo communications system so the robot can compensate for errors in material positioning (within 8 microseconds).
Rob Jacques has been promoted to senior vice president - commercial lines, overseeing all commercial underwriting operations at West Bend, including the company's specialty lines and mono-line workers' compensation divisions.
Apple explained that the bend is actually the result of a cooling process involving the metal and plastic components of the tablets.
Bend Financial is a Boston-based technology and services company that provides health savings account and financial wellness solutions to individuals, employers and organizations in the group benefits distribution market.
To summarize, the major challenges for a small relative bending radius elbow-forming process are the following: (a) small relative bending radius is hard to obtain using bending itself, (b) the inner pressure loading could lead to a wrinkle on the inside of the bend, and (c) inhomogeneous thickness distribution could aggravate the wrinkle and also result in crack on thinning areas.
Twenty three sections from beginning to end of the bend, each of which has twelve cross sections, are used in order to measure flow velocity along the bend.
In the early 1980s, with Oregon frozen in a recession, the stock question from Bend residents fleeing for work elsewhere was: "Will the last person out please turn out the lights?"
For the operation of a pneumatic conveying system it is important that the pressure drop at bends should be as low as possible.
has been certified for the manufacture of bend restrictors under the American Petroleum Institute's specification for flexible pipe ancillary equipment (API 17L1 Ed.