elastic center

elastic center

[i′las·tik ′sen·tər]
(mechanics)
That point of a beam in the plane of the section lying midway between the flexural center and the center of twist in that section.

elastic center

elastic center
A point within a wing section at which application of a concentrated load will cause the wing to deflect without rotation. This is the point in the wing section at which rotation will occur when the wing is subjected to a twist.
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