point of contraflexure


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point of contraflexure

[′pȯint əv ‚kän·trə′flek·shər]
(mechanics)
A point at which the direction of bending changes. Also known as point of inflection.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

point of inflection

The point on the length of a structural member subjected to flexure at which the direction of curvature changes and at which the bending moment is zero.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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