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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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Solving this non-linear cable lengthening problem begins with analyzing the kinematics of the flexure and the requirements imposed by this non-linear behavior.
Characteristics attributed to the flexure design are the elimination of friction and side-loads at non-vertical angles, unwanted particulate accumulation caused from bearing/bushing shedding, and its inherent ability to return the magnet to mid-stroke when re-energized
Measurement accuracy can be severely degraded if these cables are not stable over time and flexure.
The first preliminary flexural tests were conducted on PEI and PA joints, evaluating the difference in fatigue life for both single direction 30 degree flexures and +/- 45 degree reversing flexures.
With the use of a close-up video camera, we determined that flexures often occurred in response to mechanical stimuli caused by various organisms and particles.
Like most giant greenstone gold deposits, Ahafo is associated with a flexure of the belt bounding shear zone.
Much of the ore mined at Detour is controlled by flexures or folds in the laterally extensive cherty mine horizon (CMH), a structurally significant unit at a mafic-ultramafic contact.
1% accuracy and features specially designed Weigh Bars instead of the commonly used welded flexures.
By using newly developed actuators, flexures, and controls, Inertial Harmonic Drive-based products can be powered from a standard USB port, requiring no extra power supply or cabling.
In the Lannitang area brittle fracturing and fault bends and flexures control much mineralization emplacement in the sandy or carbonaceous metasediments of the carboniferous Shaushanguan Formation.
Stockwork veining is continuously developed along the dipping plane of these flexures with higher-grade zones locally developed.