Civil Engineering Dictionary Terms : N

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Sr.TermDefinition
1Negative MomentA condition of flexture (Bending) in which top fibers of a horizontally placed member (Beam), or external fibers of a vertically placed exterior member (Column), are subjected to tensile stresses.
2Neoprene Synthetic rubber resistant to chemical compound, oil, light, etc.
3Neutral SurfaceIn a beam bent downwards, the line or surface of zero stress, below which all fibres are stressed in tension and above which they are compressed. The neutral axis passes through the center of area of the section (Centroid), if it is of homogeneous material.

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