concentric load

centric load, concentric load

A load which passes through the centroid of the cross section of a structural member and acts normal to the cross section.
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Eccentric load can deliver greater strength to the tendon than does a concentric load, and can eventually increase the ratio of stimulation required for tendon reconstruction (Fyfe and Stanish, 1992; Stanish et al., 1986).