torsional rigidity

torsional rigidity

[′tȯr·shən·əl ri′jid·əd·ē]
(mechanics)
The ratio of the torque applied about the centroidal axis of a bar at one end of the bar to the resulting torsional angle, when the other end is held fixed.
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From the civilian version of the CLA 35 4Matic Shooting Brake differs in increased torsional rigidity of the body: two diagonal struts are installed in front, and an aluminum panel under the engine.
Boot space is down slightly on that of the regular i30 Fastback and that is due to a strengthening bar fitted at the back to increase torsional rigidity.
Z PRACTICAL The i30 Fastback N has a useful boot space of 450 litres - and a strengthening bar to increase torsional rigidity
The I-PACE's lightweight aluminium body structure delivers inherently high levels of stiffness, and when combined with the integral battery pack - protected by a structural aluminium frame - delivers the highest torsional rigidity of any Jaguar yet, at 36kNm per degree, Jaguar said.
The models features thicker underbody bracing to increase torsional rigidity, new coil springs to reduce the ride height by 0.6 inches, new dampers help improve cornering stability, larger front brakes with dual-piston callipers, retuned for more direct feedback.
torsional rigidity. In many cases in steel and reinforced concrete designs, torsion, if presents, can be the governing design factors among others.
Thanks to the extensive use of modern production technologies, all the chassis and body-in-white components have been redesigned with a consequent reduction in weight despite an increase in torsional rigidity. The Portofino is a Ferrari designed to be driven every day that also effortlessly converts from an authentic 'berlinetta' coupe to a drop-top capable of delivering a unique Ferrari soundtrack and superb driving pleasure even in day-to-day situations.
Standard selectable Drive Modes, 20 per cent torsional rigidity improvement and isolated independent rear suspension offering Continuously Controlled Damping - a first for Focus - keep it at the top of the class for driving dynamics and improve comfort.
- The compact Galaxie[R] D in size 085 for use in smaller cutting heads or handling axes where special requirements apply regarding torsional rigidity and freedom from backlash.
The additional angle [theta] is defined by torsional rigidity and aerodynamic load, but the aerodynamic load is also affected by [theta].
Sporting an all-new exterior, the body and chassis have been significantly stiffened to improve torsional rigidity, while the latest iteration of Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC) with Active Torque Vectoring allows for maximum control and driver engagement.
Underneath, Mazda claim this model has 15% more torsional rigidity thanks to a revised chassis and a new torque vectoring system as already seen on the Mazda3 hatch and Mazda6 saloons and better overall stability is helped by the car sitting 35mm lower than the previous model.