flexure theory

flexure theory

[′flek·shər ‚thē·ə·rē]
(mechanics)
Theory of the deformation of a prismatic beam having a length at least 10 times its depth and consisting of a material obeying Hooke's law, in response to stresses within the elastic limit.
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