- Sometimes spelled "deflection", the amount of distortion of a
member, for example the amount of sag of a beam at a point. Radial deflexion is usually measured in radians. If you can handle diffrential calculus, when the deflexion at points along a beam is a continuous function of distance across the span, successive differentiation yields interesting and useful information about slope and loading. Conversely, successive integration can yield values for deflection.
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