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strut

[strət]
(aerospace engineering)
A bar supporting the wing or landing gear of an airplane.
(civil engineering)
A long structural member of timber or metal, or a bar designed to resist pressure in the direction of its length.
(engineering)
A brace or supporting piece.
A diagonal brace between two legs of a drill tripod or derrick.
(mining engineering)
A vertical-compression member in a structure or in an underground timber set.
(naval architecture)
A bracket outside the hull of a ship, supporting the propeller shaft. Also known as propeller strut.

Strut

A bracing member, or any piece of a frame which resists thrusts in the direction of its own length, whether upright, horizontal, or diagonal.

strut

A brace or any piece of a frame which resists thrusts in the direction of its own length; may be upright, diagonal, or horizontal.

strut

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i. A structural member intended to resist compression or tension in the direction of its length. It normally refers to the strut fitted on the landing gear. Bracing, or lift, struts are used to strengthen the structure, such as in some small high-wing monoplanes, and drag struts carry the loads within the wings in the direction opposite to that of flight.
ii. A stub wing or pylon strut attaching an engine pod to the fuselage or the wing.
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The pressure within the rod-side chamber strut is derived considering the compressibility of the oil on the basis of the continuity equation, which can be expressed as:
A strut assembly comes assembled and includes all new parts (where applicable): strut, spring, spring seat insulator, strut boot, jounce bumper, strut mount and bearing plate.
First, there was nothing significant about the strut allograft donor history to suggest that the allograft bone was compromised due to a pre-existing disease process.
Best Friends started Strut Your Mutt as a fundraising event 18 years ago in Salt Lake City.
If successful, the program office will determine the feasibility of adding the tape to the aft struts of the test aircraft as well as struts on other C-130s at Peterson.
2008) presented an analysis of the strut length distribution and the cross-section area in polymeric and aluminum foams.
If shock struts are pressurized with the aircraft on jacks, the strut inflation pressure must be re-checked with the aircraft off jacks, and strut pressure adjusted in accordance with name and identification plate.
The HiPer Strut suspension is coupled with conventional dampers, and is to reduce torque steer, improve vehicle sensitivity to wheel imbalances, improve linear steering feel, and limit impacts.
Without the shocks and struts, the spring would carry on bouncing.
he called, but Strut was already running toward the farmer's tractor.
One of the distributors who'd worked on Strut originally was a guy called Juan Vandervoort.
After a sharp rap, the scope vibrates for 3 or 4 seconds, but dampens immediately if I put my hand on the strut.