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flexure

[′flek·shər]
(embryology)
A sharp bend of the anterior part of the primary axis of the vertebrate embryo.
(geology)
A broad, domed structure.
A fold.
(mechanics)
The deformation of any beam subjected to a load.
Any deformation of an elastic body in which the points originally lying on any straight line are displaced to form a plane curve.
(vertebrate zoology)
The last joint of a bird's wing.

flexure

The bending of a member, as under a load.
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However, at the small scale, forces behave differently so that a 100-micron steel wire which might seem pretty flexible at a macro scale, will be stiff enough to disrupt the smooth motion of the flexure mechanism.
The constant rectangular cross section flexure hinge is widely used in the compact flexure-based mechanisms.
After curing period of about three days, in order to know about the failure load and failure mode in flexure strengthened masonry beams were tested in flexure (two point loading).
However, building modeled with only flexure hinges took more than 7500kN of base shear against 800mm lateral displacement.
The second testing machine is fitted with a motorised flexure table for three and four-point flexure loads, plus a digital flexure transducer.
Review of circular flexure hinge design equations and derivation of empirical formulations, Precision Engineering 32: 63-70.
compressive, diametral tensile, and flexure (bend- ing) have been employed for the determination of the mechanical strength of RBCs.
Fundamentally, a flexure hinge mechanism is designed to either amplify or reduce the output displacement or force.
The device has two elements, a voice coil motor and a flexure bearing attached to a lever.
All of these structures are related with the aforementioned lithospheric flexure defined by the basement geometry and differential filling and thickness of Neogene sequences (De Vicente et al.
CT revealed liver metastasis and local relapse at the splenic flexure.
Biopsy specimens from the hepatic flexure and ascending colon revealed rare clusters of small GCs with pyknotic nuclei and some thick nerves between the muscular layers (Figure 2, b).