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cantilever

A beam or overhanging architectural element that is supported at only one end.The most common examples are bay windows and swimming pool diving boards.The most famous example is a balcony that seems to be suspended in the air above a waterfall at Frank Lloyd Wright's architectural masterpiece, Fallingwater, in Pennsylvania (www.paconserve.org/fallingwaterhome.htm).

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In such machining processes as internal turning the structural configuration of the tool resembles cantilever beam.
To ascertain identical operating conditions of both the sensors, a cantilever beam specimen was taken and the sensors were bonded at identical locations on the opposite surfaces at the root of the cantilever.
We consider pure static bending of a cantilever beam, which has a crack at x = [xi].
A cantilever beam vibration testing apparatus (Forest Products Laboratory, USA) was used for vibration tests under constant MC and during moisture changes.
To address the problem, some researchers have taken a "power in numbers" approach, simply increasing the number of cantilever beams and PZT layers occupying a chip.
Since for a rectangular cantilever beam the spring constant changes with the length cubed, even small errors can significantly affect the final spring constant estimate.
In this paper the stress and deformation field of a cantilever beam subjected to a concentrated force at its extremity is analyzed, when electrical voltages are produced through a direct piezoelectric effect.
Several test methods are currently applied, including Charpy impact tests, Izod impact tests and unnotched cantilever beam impact, tensile impact tests and Dynastat tests.
Mani points out that most "engineered, critical, life/limb" castings produced are subject to dynamic loading with cantilever beam stress, three-point beam stress, torsion stress or a combination of stresses, while in service.
Figure 4 shows a polycarbonate cantilever beam with the calculated stresses at different points on the beam.
The cantilever beam is made from a ceramic material called lead zirconate titanate, or PZT, which is piezoelectric, meaning it generates electricity when compressed.