neutral surface

neutral surface

[′nü·trəl ′sər·fəs]
(mechanics)
A surface in a bent beam along which material is neither compressed nor extended.

neutral surface, neutral plane

An imaginary surface within a beam, subjected to bending, where there is neither compression nor elongation.
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The Eagles offense is more dynamic than the Jacksonville Jaguars, so it wouldn't be surprising if the Eagles were more productive on a neutral surface than the Jags' 20 points at Gillette Stadium.
The collection of these points is frequently referred to as the neutral surface.
The system is easy to install and there are currently two types of membrane available--negative surface charge (PVDF) and neutral surface charge (PES).
The system is easy to install and there are currently two types of membrane available - negative surface charge (PVDF) and neutral surface charge (PES).
Residual stresses were estimated measured in this way by Inoue and Kobatake (1) and by Corcoran (2), but their calculations did not take account of the true position of the neutral surface and were based on the assumption that it coincided with the mid-plane of the substrate.
The researchers disregarded the tensile strength of concrete by estimating a neutral surface.
I ask students not to change the neutral surface with paint or other camouflage, and to retain any printed matter that may appear on the material.
Most noncaustic cleaners currently on the market leave a pH neutral surface with a normal tap water rinse.
Even when present in small numbers, water molecules on a neutral surface form microscopic droplets that look and act like their much larger counterparts, they report in the Sept.
An upset over the defending champions, even on a neutral surface, will be harder than it looks.
Once the support is nothing more than a neutral surface of projection and the moving brush nothing more than the prolongation of one's arm, no heterogeneous, imported element can have enough weight to materially destabilize the unity of the picture plane.
In the Copa del Rey, on a neutral surface, Real Madrid went toe-to-toe with Barcelona, a team that has made easy work of nearly every opponent they've faced.