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girder

Botany the structure composed of tissue providing mechanical support for a stem or leaf

Girder

A large or principal beam used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length.

girder

[′gər·dər]
(civil engineering)
A large beam made of metal or concrete, and sometimes of wood.

girder

A large or principal beam of steel, reinforced concrete, or timber; used to support concentrated loads at isolated points along its length. (See illustration p. 462.)
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Maximum stresses of the stiffening girder (left) and rigid cable (right) under the action of asymmetrical loading
It can be observed from Figure 2(a) that for the box girder bridge, there are significant differences in deflection and normal stress at the mid-span when the brace spacing is reduced from 14 to 6 m.
In calculating the strength of the beams for suspended transport equipment, the special work of locally loaded lower flanges of the girder must also be taken into account.
Girder. The U-shaped girder on which the cracks were found is a prestressed simply supported concrete structure used in a rail transit project of China, with a span length of 30 m, as shown in Figure 3.
To obtain free damped vibrations of the three PC girders, 14 accelerometers were placed on the girder with a constant interval of 1.15 m, as shown in Figure 4.
all the three analysis has been simultaneously done to come across the torsion, bending moment and shear force of different bridge girder response to a variety of codes.
The court heard there was no witness to Mr Walker's death on June 24, 2012, and he was alone when he attempted to split two steel girders for cutting to size for a customer.
Upon announcement of the gantry scheme weeks before the first girder erection phase, then-Illinois Governor Pat Quinn observed, "This technology will help the Tollway complete this major project on schedule without disrupting the thousands of drivers who use this bridge every day.
Frey-Fil used match-casted segmental box girders instead of the more conventional AashtoI-girder system to allow a longer bridge center span and avoid the costly and lengthy construction of a pier in the middle of the river.
Scrambling to avoid impacts from the swelling Mississippi River, crews are working round the clock in Red Wing this week to set girders for the new $63.4 million Highway 63/Eisenhower bridge over the river.
He said a total of 18 girders would be installed over the railway track.