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Extending or growing in a straight, especially a vertical, direction.
[ortho- + G. tropē, a turn]
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(ôr′thə-trŏp′ĭk, -trō′pĭk)
1. Growing toward or away from a stimulus such as gravity, especially along a vertical axis. Used of a plant or plant part.
2. Of or relating to a bridge deck consisting of steel plates supported by ribs underneath.

or′tho·trop′i·cal·ly adv.
or·thot′ro·pism (ôr-thŏt′rə-pĭz′əm) n.
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Extending or growing in a straight, especially a vertical, direction.
[ortho- + G. tropē, a turn]
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(9) is explicit formulation of the state and orientation of the anisotropic orthotropy under off-axis uniaxial tensile loads.
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Thus, we propose the following technology for the identification material properties: the first stage of the proposed technology is to determine an advantageous specimen side ratio and orthotropy angle for better identification of Poisson's ratio.
This phenomenon was circumvented automatically because the optimization of the side ratio and angle of orthotropy of the specimen always yields a rectangular shape and non-zero angle of orthotropy.
It is found that bone orthotropy plays important role in resisting compressive loads and shear stresses in bone, this has impact on design of artificial joint since assumption of isotrophy underestimates the flexural stresses in bone.
The state equation for orthotropy was established in a cylindrical coordinate system without any assumption about displacement models and stress distribution.
The orientation of the orthotropy axes of the layers is 0/45/0.
In the first phase of ongoing research investigating the anatomical direction-dependent mechanical properties of Appalachian and European hardwood species, the orthotropy of shear strength is under exploration.
Orthotropy and symmetry of piezoelectric films or layers make it possible to uncouple the bending and the membrane.