Definition of orthotropic in English:

orthotropic

Line breaks: ortho|trop¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːθə(ʊ)ˈtrəʊpɪk
 
, -ˈtrɒpɪk/

adjective

  • 1 Botany (Of a shoot, stem, or axis) growing vertically.
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    • The mature ovules of both species are orthotropic and crassinucellate.
    • Branches are orthotropic and morphologically identical to the trunk.
    • In the Champagnat model, the mixed axes have a spiral phyllotaxis and begin their growth with an orthotropic direction before they bend under their own weight.
  • 2 Engineering Having three mutually perpendicular planes of elastic symmetry at each point.
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    • In the design of the orthotropic deck, the composite interaction between the steel deck and the pavement under local and global loading was considered.
    • West, Vancouver, fabricated the new bridge sections upside down and welded orthotropic troughs to the 16.8-m-wide deck plates.
    • Renovation techniques for orthotropic steel bridge decks are needed to solve fatigue problems in the decks of these bridges.

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