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deflection

[di′flek·shən]
(computer science)
Encouraging a potential attacker of a computer system to direct the attack elsewhere.
(electronics)
The displacement of an electron beam from its straight-line path by an electrostatic or electromagnetic field.
(engineering)
Shape change or reduction in diameter of a conduit, produced without fracturing the material.
Elastic movement or sinking of a loaded structural member, particularly of the mid-span of a beam.
(ordnance)
Horizontal clockwise angle between the axis of the bore and the line of sighting.
The setting on the scale to compensate for deflection.
(petroleum engineering)
In oil well drilling, a change in the angle of a well bore.

Deflection

The deformation or displacement of a structural member as a result of loads acting on it.

Deflection

 

the vertical displacement of a certain point on the axis of, for example, a beam, arch, or frame, or on the medial surface of a shell or plate as a result of a deformation. The deformation may be caused, for example, by the action of a force or by temperature effects. The magnitude of the greatest possible deflection is usually normalized and may define one of the limit states of the structure. The maximum permissible deflections for various structures are given in the Construction Code.

deflection

1. Any displacement in a body from its static position, or from an established direction or plane, as a result of forces acting on the body.
2. The deformation of a structural member as a result of loads acting on it.
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The FEA technique could be explained and described in some steps as follows: Numerical method to determine structural behaviour; Solves linear equations to find response under load; Loads may be physical, acceleration, thermal; Results are deflection, stress, strain energy, modes, natural frequencies, temperatures; Results used to determine performance; Results of design analyses used to select most feasible design.
Also the addition of fibres can reduce the deflection and improve the post-cracking behavior significantly [15].
State departments of transportation can use the RWD to identify problems in pavement sections and then revisit the problem areas using other deflection technology, such as the falling weight deflectometer, to obtain more detailed analyses.
DELTA]d = d' - d = change in orifice bore diameter due to plate deflection (inches)
With membrane deflections supported by the square screen, the same cubic relationship will be used.
Creep deflections were measured by using a dial gauge mounted on top of each specimen at midspan.
A comprehensive nonlinear finite element model of the injection-molding machine comprising the platens, mold halves, master unit dies, hydraulic cylinder support, hydraulic cylinder, and tie rods was constructed to include most of the factors that affect mold deflections and strains.
Then for each of those two pitches, we describe how the grip and release of the ball could produce poor deflection.
Because stresses associated with the ceramic-shelf deflection could produce cracks and sudden mechanical failure, a detailed understanding of the mechanical system was undertaken.
When the machine is down, slacking off the tension is important to prevent roll and dryer can deflection, particularly on the weaker single-tier vacuum roll systems.
She must always be ready for balls traveling in the air of a deflection.