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neutral axis

an imaginary line in the cross section of a beam, shaft, or the like, along which no stresses occur.
Origin of neutral axis
1835-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Any openings in the pole for the meter or the transfer switch cabinet shall also be in the neutral axis of the pole.
  • Locate the perforations on the inside crests or along the neutral axis of the corrugations.
  • Results such as strain, neutral axis, and curvature may all be plotted with respect to vehicle position.
  • Where is the first moment of the area of the slab with respect to the neutral axis of the composite section.
British Dictionary definitions for neutral axis

neutral axis

(engineering) the line or plane through the section of a beam or plate which does not suffer extension or compression when the beam or plate bends
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