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neutral axis

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noun
  1. an imaginary line in the cross section of a beam, shaft, or the like, along which no stresses occur.
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Origin of neutral axis

First recorded in 1835–45
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British Dictionary definitions for neutral axis

neutral axis

noun
  1. 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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