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The point in a structure where bending occurs in opposite directions.



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PANEL POINT

The point in a framed structure where a vertical or diagonal member and a chord intersect.

NORMAL STRESS

The stress component at a point in a structure which is perpendicular to the reference plane.

MAXWELL'S THEOREM

If a load applied at one point A of an elastic structure results in a given deflection at another point B, then the same load applied at B will result in the same deflection at A.

HEADWORKS

Any device or structure at the head or diversion point of a waterway.

ARBOR SUPPORT

A device to support the outer end or intermediate point of an arbor.

SINGLE POINT MOORING

(SPM) - A mooring system to which a tank vessel moors to a single point only normally at the bow. This system allows the vessel to swing in a 360 axis depending on wind or current direction without disconnecting or interrupting the cargo operations.

LCF

Longitudinal Centre of Flotation. The point about which the vessel tips and trims. It can be referred to as the tipping centre. It is the centroid (the centre of gravity of the waterplane area).

DESIGN HEAD

The planned elevation between the free level of a water supply and design head design heating load the point of free discharge or the level of free discharge surface.

MONITOR

  1. An instrument used to measure continuously or at intervals a condition that must be kept within prescribed limits, such as radioactivity at some point in a nuclear reactor, a variable quantity in an automatic process control system, the transmissions in a communication channel or bank, or the position of an aircraft in flight. 2. To use meters or special techniques to measure such a condition. 3. A person who watches a monitor.

KNIFE-EDGE CAM FOLLOWER

A cam follower having a sharp narrow edge or point like that of a knife; useful in developing cam profile relationships.

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