main beam


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Main beam

In floor construction, one of the principal beams which transmits loads directly to the columns.

main beam

A principal beam used to carry a load, which transmits the load directly to the columns.

main beam

main beam
The principal beam of radar.
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If you're really looking for score, look for curved G1s, G2s, and G3s and wide-swept, boxy main beams.
Although he wasn't targeting a specific deer, he began to get trail camera photos of a young 150s-class buck that had a pronounced short hook on one of his main beams. At that point, the promising buck became known as "Dr.
In order to avoid generating target self-cancellation in the proposed algorithm, the deviation angle between auxiliary beams and the desired direction of the main beam must be larger than 10[degrees], at least based on experience.
Here, in order to control the sidelobe level, multiple quadratic inequality constraints, outside the main beam pattern area, are used.
The cognitive transmit pattern can still simultaneously place pattern nulls in the directions of interferences while preserving the desired main beam response for mechanical distortions.
Able to see main beam and could tell it was a trophy buck.
The designed cell is adopted to synthesize a 21 x 21 reflectarray antenna able to steer the main beam up to 65[degrees], as assessed numerically.
Many synthesis methods focus on suppressing the Side Lobe Level (SLL) while preserving the gain of the main beam [7].
Electronic updates include headlights that switch from dip to main beam automatically, and a lane departure warning system.
The downside of a wood-dominated structure became achingly apparent one morning in mid-June, when, during an understudy rehearsal for Measure for Measure, the theatre's main beam "split from one end to the other," Nicholson says, emitting a "loud crack" and leaving the beams that support the roof and lighting systems sagging by more than six inches.
I sometimes have to resort to main beam headlights to avoid cyclists without lights.
Your report about a documentary film being made about the workers involved in the building of the city's ring road featured a photograph of the last main beam being lowered into position in 1969 and to the very left of the photograph is the lone lady in the picture, my late mother Marie Beckett.