tension member

tension member

[′ten·chən ‚mem·bər]
(civil engineering)
A structural member subject to tensile stress.
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tension member

A structural member subjected to tension; a tie.
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At least some of the plurality of support members may include at least one tension member coupled to one of the hub and the outer circumferential barrier and an intermediate member coupled to the at least one tension member and one of the hub and the outer circumferential barrier.
[DELTA]j shift the node j 5ju shift allowed node j, nj the number of nodes of the structure, i[sigma] tension member i, ia o allowable stress in the member I And ne is the total number of structures.
presented experimental results of tension member tests are used as a basis from which to develop an extended tension stiffening model for reinforced concrete, with emphasis on the specific concrete damage and the developments of residual deformations depending on the structural loading.
The tie girder, or the bottom chord of the arch, is a bolted steel box to provide redundancy in the tension member. The tie girder consists of four side plates that have bolted angles in the corners to form the box.
The area under the curve is 2/3 and this reduction in stress-intensity envelope indicates a lower failure probability for the bending member compared to the tension member (both at the same maximum stress).
Shell has a tension member (as opposed to tensile) and the air is a Compressive Member.
By using a bolted segmented box section for the tie-beam, redundancy was provided and a fracture-critical designation for this critical tension member was averted.
So that the tension member in a transmission belt can perform properly, the adhesion between cord and matrix is of utmost importance.