stiffening


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Synonyms for stiffening

the act of becoming stiff

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the process of becoming stiff or rigid

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Concrete shrinkage negatively influences the tension stiffening once it causes an initial shortening of the member, which induces compressive stress in the reinforcement steel.
Because oxidation leads to a modification of the rubber network, it stands to reason that age stiffening is likely to affect rubber fracture properties.
2] value before stimulation was taken as that of the standard state; those after the stiffening and the softening stimulation were taken as the [VO.
The final balance of the cable is described (the non-connected pieces of the stiffening girder are hanging on the cable and the cable is deformed).
Triplex forms the stiffening pattern of positive and negative dimples using two intermeshing rollers, one of which is aided by vacuum.
Weigel charts how this remarkable turnaround happened and underscores the larger implications of the new nanny university: "The stiffening of campus law also illustrates the trend toward greater control of adults' personal behavior" in contemporary America.
Meridiana, by Christophe Pillet for Driade, a lightweight armchair in clear polycarbonate with an exposed faceted grid of stiffening ribs.
this stiffening "reduces the 'flutter' that is the main culprit in the snoring sound.
Although our great-grandparents recognised the problems of stiffening of the arteries it was not possible to measure this in the general population at that time,' said John Cockcroft.
Ribs are recommended for reinforcing or stiffening most webbed sections (Fig.
Prolonged breastfeeding is linked to stiffening of the artery walls in early adulthood, says a study in the British Medical Journal.
Noticeable signs of aging, such as wrinkles and gray hair, are accompanied by less visible changes, such as the progressive stiffening of the arteries.
As IPF progresses, the alveoli become damaged and scarred, thus stiffening the lungs.
Put the outside stiffening strips on the top and bottom edges of the sides.