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Synonyms for stiffness

the physical property of being inflexible and hard to bend

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the property of moving with pain or difficulty

firm resoluteness in purpose or opinion or action

the inelegance of someone stiff and unrelaxed (as by embarrassment)

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For an independent mod ulus value, ASTM D790 [7] was followed to obtain flexural modulus values for all the polymers at room temperature (23[degrees]C).
The average of flexural strength and flexural modulus of the composites were calculated.
There was no statistical change in the tensile or flexural modulus for the 2533, but with the increase of nylon segments in 5533 and 7533, the mechanical properties improved dramatically.
Flexural modulus of OW FV2 CT-4 FRP composites is increasing with increasing volume fraction of fiber and it is 1.
As can be seen, in case of the structure without mineral fillers or with a 10% of fillers content an improvement of the flexural modulus with 34% and 46 %, respectively, was reached.
Meanwhile, 3-point bending test result in Figure 4, and 5 stands for flexural strength, and flexural modulus of rice husk/recycle PPVC composite respectively.
Chemical modifications of kenaf fibers with alkali enhanced the flexural strength and flexural modulus, but did not reduce the water uptake of the kenaf--UPE composites (14).
a PolyMedex Discovery Group company that produces biomedical materials for minireally invasive devices, has introduced NanoMed EX compounds with reportedly 45% greater stiffness, without reduction in elongation as compared to Pebax 7233 MED, a thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) made of flexible polyether and rigid polyamide, the company says, adding, "NanoMed EX compounds are designed to bridge the gap between the Pebax TPE resin and nylon 11 in flexural modulus, a key property linked to improved pushability and torque for cardiovascular and neurovascular catheters.
Flexural modulus ranges between 150,000 and 300,000 psi and specific gravity is 1.
The company's latest addition is a materials testing system used to test tensile modulus and strength, flexural modulus and strength, compressive modulus and strength, ultimate strength, elongation at break, ductility, resilience and toughness.
It has a flexural modulus of approximately 300 kpsi, and is said to be the stiffest TPO that's approved for use at GM.
In fact, a "time-adjusted" value for flexural modulus is utilized because plastics, when placed under load, will creep.
Figures 5-9 illustrated the tensile strength, flexural strength, tensile modulus, flexural modulus, and hardness versus BPU content for unfilled and 10-phr filled (kaolin) BPU/PF IPN.
1) Flexural modulus, psi (MPa) D790 550,000 (3,790) Flexural strength, psi (MPa) D790 19,000 (131.