Tension member

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tension member (Engin) a brace or member designed to resist tension, or subjected to tension, in a structure.
    • Tension member (Engin) a member, as a rod, brace, etc., which is subjected to compression or tension, respectively.
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Usage

In literature:

Thus in a wooden truss bridge the tension members are steel rods.
"The Mechanical Properties of Wood" by Samuel J. Record
There is nothing in the beam but concrete and the tension rod between the two shear members.
"Some Mooted Questions in Reinforced Concrete Design" by Edward Godfrey
The tension members are of iron and the pins of steel.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
This groove receives a steel band acting as a tension member and resisting the lateral pressure of the grain.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 3" by Various
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In news:

Longstanding tensions among band members seem to be cooling off.
He was a member of the US Navy at a time when tensions were running high between the Soviet Union, Cuba, and the United States.
After months of tension and questions about city management, council members and visitors at City Hall noticed the same thing: a relaxation, even a light-heartedness that had been lacking.
Tensions remain high between the Tajik government in the capital city of Dushanbe and warlords -- so-called Komandos -- of Gorno-Badakshan, who are members of the Pamiri ethnic minority.
Lady Antebellum Member Charles Kelley's Aunt Creates Tension Within the Band.
As Oak Ridge City Council member s come together tonight to elect a new mayor, there may well be some additional tension in the air following a letter emailed to area media regarding Mayor Tom Beehan's candidacy.
Hungary's third-strongest political party Jobbik, said the list was necessary because of heightened tensions following the brief conflict in Gaza and should include members of parliament.
O ne of the jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot has been moved into a solitary cell following tensions with other inmates, Russian prison officials said Friday.
One of the jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot has been moved into a solitary cell following tensions with other inmates, Russian prison officials said Friday.
MOSCOW (AP) — One of the jailed members of the punk band Pussy Riot has been moved into a solitary cell following tensions with other inmates, Russian prison officials said Friday.
Simpson Strong-Tie offers its CTS218 compression and tension strap designed to repair wood members.
Truss— A framework of triangulated forms in which all loads are carried by compression or tension in each member of the frame.
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In science:

The resulting tension force produces a momentum transfer between fluid particles that have been moved according to the imposed velocity perturbation [second term in the right-hand side member of the linearized motion equation, Eq. (8)].
Impact of dimensionless numbers on the efficiency of MRI-induced turbulent transport
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