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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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Some initiatives to overcome the shortage of orthotropic seedlings were initiated in Ghana since 1984.
In this work the LaRC05 [21] and LaRC05NCF [25] are suggested for transversely isotropic materials and orthotropic materials, respectively.
Homogeneous material covers isotropic rectangular section, orthotropic elliptical section, anisotropic elliptical section, and isotropic multiply-connected section.
Large amplitude vibration of initially stressed orthotropic plates, Journal of Reinforced Plastics and Composites 24(10): 1073-1083.
Sun, "Design and validation of an orthotropic piezoelectric composite material phased array sensor used to nondestructive detection," Sensor Letters, vol.
Ghayour, "Shear buckling of orthotropic rectangular graphene sheet embedded in an elastic medium in thermal environment This article is dedicated to Professor Hossien Mohammadi (Amir Hossien Mohammadi) on the occasion of his 60th birthday," Composites PartB: Engineering, vol.
Because it is an orthotropic structure with a pair of mutually perpendicular symmetric axes u and v along [+ or -] 45[degrees] directions with respect to y-axis direction, at u-polarized and v-polarized incidences, it has two independent transmission coefficients [t.sub.u] and [t.sub.v].
Using (1) and Hooke's law for the flat tense state of the orthotropic belt, we obtain:
In this paper we try to predict the interaction of [A.sub.0] mode in orthotropic plate.
In stack simulation, Kevlar 29 was modeled as orthotropic elasticity mechanical properties following the MAT_054/055 composite material standard [14] which also includes fiber and matrix failure conditions [6, 14].
Inokuchi, "Welding residual stress in roots between deck plate and U-rib in orthotropic steel decks," Measurement, vol.
Graphene laminate can be regarded as a sequence of sheets with orthotropic material symmetry.