stiffness


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stiffness

[′stif·nəs]
(acoustics)
(mechanics)
The ratio of a steady force acting on a deformable elastic medium to the resulting displacement.

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stiffness

The ratio of the force applied to a structure (or a structural element) to the corresponding displacement.

stiffness

stiffness
Relationship between stress and strain (rigidity curve).
The ratio of stress to strain. Also known as rigidity.
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The procedure of the DSEM consists of the following steps for each frequency, which calculate the dynamic stiffness coefficients of the unbounded medium.
Furthermore, morning stiffness is a strong predictor of functional disability, and the negative effects of morning stiffness, such as delayed or impaired ability to perform normal morning activities, contribute to a poor quality of life.
Four rows of rolling elements are serving for the stiffness of the guide.
Stiff tissue found during routine physical exams can be an early indication of disease and a gradual change in liver tissue stiffness can indicate the progression of liver fibrosis.
It boasts an "unmatched" balance of transparency, stiffness, and impact strength.
The purpose of this project was to model the effects of hip joint stiffness in the sagittal plane on RGO-assisted gait using the LLPS with nondisabled subjects.
Findings by the Spanish scientists available in the July issue of Hepatology, a journal published by Wiley on behalf of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, also show that measurement of liver stiffness predicts potential recovery and survival in patients with cirrhosis, adding to the prognosis value provided by the Child-Turcotte-Pugh (CTP) or model for end-stage liver disease (MELD) scores.
This resulted in an increased rigidity (25 percent more stiffness) and a lower weight of the boat, allowing for a different construction that increased the stiffness even more.
Many of these devices exhibit a high vertical force, to compensate the gravitational force of the isolated platform, with very low stiffness, which results in insensitivity to floor vibrations.
Pain gradually increases on day- to-day basis and stiffness ensues.
If the muscular demand of absorbing the force of landing the leap is decreased in this way by the sprung floor, one of the results would be increased leg stiffness in landing the leap under that condition.
Morning stiffness is one of the more common complaints doctors hear about from patients with fibromyalgia, arthritis, rheumatism and those whose bodies no longer rebound after a day of activity.