bends, the

bends, the

(bendz)
A lay term for decompression illness.
See: decompression illness; hyperbaric chamber
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In open-channel bends, the curvature of the flow gives rise to secondary flow, resulting in the helical motion.
In the general case of two bends, the planes of linear polarizations will be rotated by the bend angle.
As a surface bends, the kinks look like "strands of spaghetti zipping around," says Spence.