minor bend

minor bend

[′mīn·ər ′bend]
(electromagnetism)
Rectangular waveguide bent so that throughout the length of a bend a longitudinal axis of the guide lies in one plane which is parallel to the narrow side of the waveguide.
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Site 2 was a 90-degree square intersection; approximately 150 feet to the right of the crossing point, the main street had a severe bend in the roadway, beyond which the approaching vehicles could not be seen, and approximately 100 feet to the left was a minor bend that was more gradual (approaching vehicles could be seen approximately 200 feet away).
There were 6 environmental conditions under which the participants made detection decisions of approaching vehicles: a straight roadway with no obstacles ("straight"), a straight roadway with a baffle to obstruct the sound ("baffle"), a severe bend in the road, a minor bend in the road, a hill falling away from the participants, and a heavily treed approach.
In the lower panel, the baffle, minor bend, and treed conditions show similar patterns of decreasing safety margins as the ambient sound level increases.
She said she could see the lights of his Corsa in the distance coming closer to a minor bend at speed.
The hearing was told that 23-year-old Daniel Mark Williams had negotiated a couple of minor bends about 150 yards before colliding with an oncoming vehicle.