deflected shape

deflected shape

Said of the profile of a structure that is deformed when it is loaded.
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Determining the deflected shape of the die body requires solving 3-D stress-stain equations.
The pressure on the internal surfaces of the die body determined from the flow analysis is used in Eq 7 and Eqs 6-10 are solved for the deflected shape of the die body.