contraflexure point


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contraflexure point

[¦kän·trə′flek·shər ‚pȯint]
(civil engineering)
The point in a structure where bending occurs in opposite directions.
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point of inflection

The point on the length of a structural member subjected to flexure at which the direction of curvature changes and at which the bending moment is zero.
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