Tension rod

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tension rod (Engin) an iron rod used as a tension member to strengthen timber or metal framework, roofs, or the like.
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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
From 1840, trusses, chiefly of timber but with wrought-iron tension-rods and cast-iron shoes, were adopted in America.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
Sparkling and spitting high-tension sparks, the plane bit deeply into the stubborn rod of energy.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
Sparkling and spitting high-tension sparks, the plane bit deeply into the stubborn rod of energy.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
The tension rods are set up as tightly as possible without endangering the threads at their ends or buckling the large corner tubes.
"Photographs of Nebulæ and Clusters" by James Edward Keeler
Chain adjusting rod; long end; Bielle de tension de chaine; small end grand cote; petit cote.
"English-French and French-English dictionary of the motor car, cycle, and boat" by Frederick Lucas
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In news:

As tensions mount on both sides of the Pacific over Japan's nuclear crisis, water cannons have now been pressed into service to cool spent rods in Reactor No.
I finally got tired of ­ hand-cranking, so I replaced the tensioning rod with a 3/8-in.
"Casting, line tension " Fly Rod and Reel Magazine 1983 July.
Tension Rod as Drawer Organizer.
To keep pot lids from rattling around, position a short tension rod near the back of the cabinet as a divider.
2 conduit straps (sized appropriately for your tension rod).
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In science:

We first create a planar surface in the x − y plane with surface tension 1.005 in a fixed square frame of side-length 5.0 and a cylindrical rod, with axis in the vertical (z ) direction and radius R = 0.1, through its centre.
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder
To ensure that the rod is wetted, we include a virtual liquid film on the lower half of the rod with unit tension.
Deformation of a free interface pierced by a tilted cylinder
When the rod is bent into a curved shape, the part of the rod on the outside of the curve is under tension, while the part of the rod on the inside of the curve is under compression (Fig. 8).
The hydrodynamics of swimming microorganisms
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