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camber

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1 The athwartships curve of a ship's deck, usually giving a fall towards the sides of a quarter of an inch (6.35 mm) to each foot (30.5 cm). 2 A small ...

camber

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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2020

... A slight upward curvature of a surface, such as a cross-section of a highway, or in structural members (e.g. camber beams ) to resist dead and imposed loads, such that the beam sits flat and prevents sag in...

pre-camber

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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...camber A beam that has an unloaded upward deflection so that when loaded it avoids the appearance of...

crown

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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...1. The upper-most part of a building. 2. The middle of a cambered...

plain tile

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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...tile A small rectangular roofing tile, usually clay or concrete, that has a slight camber...

hogging

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A Dictionary of Construction, Surveying and Civil Engineering (2 ed.)

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...A cambered surface, a beam that bends upwards towards its...

aerofoil

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A Dictionary of Mechanical Engineering (2 ed.)

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2019
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Science and technology, Engineering and Technology
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...gives rise to lower pressures on one surface ( suction surface ) compared with the other ( pressure surface ) when moving through a fluid. The leading edge is the front part of an aerofoil about which an oncoming flow divides, while the trailing edge is the rear edge. The camber line is a curve constructed midway between the upper and lower surfaces of an aerofoil, while the chord line ( chord ) is a straight line between the leading and trailing edges, the length of which is termed the chord length . The angle of attack ( α ‎ ) is the angle...

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