(1) Most simply, muscle fibers activated by the nervous system produce tensile forces that are transmitted to the skeleton.(2) Designed to withstand heavy snowloads (it can withstand 300 mm of winter sag), the roof is held in place by a Heath Robinsonian confection of steel props, springs and tensile wires.(3) Secondary elements, of stainless steel, include rails fixed to tensile rods for clothes, and frames suspended from rollers along the top of bays.(4) But if you look at plastics - the case of a computer, for example - they have tensile properties which were just unheard of 20 or 30 years ago, but the genius is at the molecular level: you can't see it.(5) The second important component of the tensile structure is the compressive steel frame which serves to push and pull the fabric into the desired shape.(6) The blaze created a fireball that burned at up to 1,400 degrees Centigrade and melted the tensile steel cables which supported the men's platform.(7) It's based around the Zoom Air insole, which uses tensile strings encased in a heavy-gas filled capsule to deliver shock protection in an ultra-thin package.(8) The pier concrete resists the compressive forces of the structure, and the steel reinforcing resists tensile forces, such as from soil heave.(9) Therefore, concrete beams are reinforced with steel rods on the tensile side (in cross section) when experiencing bending.(10) Where else could a blonde giant with muscles of tensile steel and overleaping ambition go, carve out an empire and boastfully display his Aryan might as a symbol to the world of what strength, discipline and power can achieve?(11) In architecture, the steel frame and the enormous tensile capability of steel spawned both high-rise and long-span structures that radically transformed the scale and character of the built environment.(12) Perhaps shear in soil is best understood in contrast with compressive forces that act head-to-head and tensile forces that act in opposite directions (pull).(13) That matrix has very low tensile strength.(14) Seuss railed against the evil isms of his day - fascism, anti-Semitism, anti-black racism - with the full force of his tensile imagination.(15) Large valgus and extension moments lead to tensile stress on medial structures, compressive force laterally, and shear force posteriorly.(16) And at the other end I found a new-looking amphitheatre of sloping grass and concrete covered by a big tensile roof, in which a band was playing and hundreds of people were milling around.
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