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Extending or growing in a straight, especially a vertical, direction.
[ortho- + G. tropē, a turn]


(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.


Extending or growing in a straight, especially a vertical, direction.
[ortho- + G. tropē, a turn]
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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.
However, the influence of those parameters on the vibration data can be highlighted adjusting the specific characteristics of the test specimen (plate side aspect ratio, orthotropy angles, thickness), and choosing proper number and set of the frequencies taken for the identification.
For example, for the one-layer unidirectional composite material, design parameters comprise only of the aspect ratio of plate dimensions and the angle of orthotropy direction; the thickness of the plate and the set of frequencies to be used can be added for thick multi-layer composite laminates.
The FEM results however show that orthotropy of bone material doesn't contribute in sustaining flexural stresses, and isotropic model ignores weakness of material in orthogonal direction.
The orientation of the orthotropy axes of the layers is 0/45/0.
6] and density [rho] = 1000 The orientation of the layers orthotropy axes was 0/0/0.
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.