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 collection of these points is frequently referred to as the neutral surface.
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.
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.
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.
On a neutral surface, there will be no excuses for tonight's results.
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.
Barcelona is well aware that their rivals have conceded any hope of winning the La Liga title, so the Copa del Rey offers Real Madrid a chance to beat their most fervent opponents on a neutral surface, as well as to take home at least one piece of silverware this season.
In Third Generation (Ascher Family), 2003, a screening of a Jewish family's home movies at Berlin's Jewish Museum has itself been videotaped (including interruptions, as museum visitors walk between camera and screen), rerun on a second screen surrounded by a neutral surface, and videotaped a third time.