stiffener


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stiff·en

 (stĭf′ən)
tr. & intr.v. stiff·ened, stiff·en·ing, stiff·ens
To make or become stiff or stiffer.

stiff′en·er n.
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Noun1.stiffener - material used for stiffening something
filler - used for filling cracks or holes in a surface
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Translations

stiffener

[ˈstɪfənəʳ] N
1. (= starch etc) → apresto m
2. (= plastic strip) → lengüeta f
3. (= drink) → trago m
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stiffener

n (for collar) → Kragenstäbchen nt; (= starch etc)Stärke f
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Lined with Nubuck leather and sewn with nylon thread, a stiffener is also added to the belt for rigidity.
High quality built in speaker with internal ABS stiffener, compound wool paper plate and natural silk membrane transmits the treble, alto voice, bass and mega bass directly to your soul.
Stiffeners also may be required to be at least 2.5mm from the bend area, while the adhesive used to fasten the stiffener can come no closer than 0.4mm to the end of the stiffener to avoid wicking.
Key statement: Provided is a rubber composition for a tire soft stiffener improved in a crack resistance and a low heat generation, wherein carbon black (A) contained in the rubber shows specific particle size distribution behavior in an aggregate mass distribution curve, and the composition contains at least one compound selected from carbon black coupling agents consisting of bismaleimide (B), alkylidene hydrazide (C), disulfane (D) and carboxylic hydrazide (E), and a heavy-duty tire produced by using the above rubber composition is further provided.
The effectiveness of column constraint and intermediate stiffeners, such as midspan stiffener and plastic hinge zone stiffener, was investigated.
This paper presents the effect of the vertical and horizontal stiffener at the RBS portion on the basis of [3-5] and proposes the method for sustaining the deformation capacity of RBS beam.
The Ashington oil and gas engineering firm sent 19 diverless bend stiffener connectors to the Offshore Cape Three Points (OCTP) project, based around 60km off the west coast of Ghana.
Since the number of specimens in experimental study is relatively limited due to expenditure consideration, a parametric study with FEA models built the ABAQUS programme and validated by experimental results was conducted as a feasible tool to investigate the local buckling behaviour of bolted steel plates with different plate thickness, bolt spacing, and different configuration of longitudinal and transverse stiffeners. Fitted formulae and recommended stiffener size were also proposed to facilitate the strengthening design of the steel jacketing technique.
Further, Lee and Kim [6] proposed a theoretical analysis model based on the hybrid method, to calculate STL performances of a thin plate stiffened by equally spaced line stiffeners; each stiffener was simplified as a combination of a lumped mass and rotational and translational springs.
However, the rotational spring restraint assumption is not always valid; Kollar [10, 12-14] divided the elastic restraints into two kinds based on analysis of the configurations of various sections: (1) when both of the two edges of the restrained plates are restrained, the restraints are equivalent to a rotating spring [11] and (2) when one edge of the restrained plates is free, the restraints are equivalent to torsional stiffener [15].
As it can be seen from Table, obtained results confirm high reliability of program and now it is possible to transfer to determination of influence of stiffener on the plate buckling.
The hood could also do with a stiffener at the front.