# What is bending?

• (noun): The act of bending something.

## Bending

In engineering mechanics, bending (also known as flexure) characterizes the behavior of a slender structural element subjected to an external load applied perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the element.

### Some articles on bending:

... Brake (sheet metal bending) Bending Machine (flat metal bending) Bending Bending (mechanics) Brake (sheet metal bending) Spring Back Compensation ...
Tube Bending
... Tube bending is the umbrella term for metal forming processes used to permanently form pipes or tubing ... One has to differentiate between form-bound and freeform-bending procedures, as well as between heat supported and cold forming procedures ... Form bound bending procedures like “press bending” or “rotary draw bending” are used to form the work piece into the shape of a die ...
Dynamic Bending of Plates - Dynamics of Thin Kirchhoff Plates
... The equations that govern the dynamic bending of Kirchhoff plates are where, for a plate with density , and The figures below show some vibrational modes of a circular ...
Tube Bending - Mandrels - Bending Springs
... springs inserted into a pipe to support the pipe walls during manual bending ... They are only suitable for bending 15-and-22 mm (0.6-and-0.9 in) soft copper pipe (typically used in household plumbing) or PVC pipe ... are less cumbersome than rotary benders, but are not suitable for bending short lengths of piping when it is difficult to get the required leverage on the pipe ...
Lipid Bilayer Mechanics - Bending Modulus
... See also Beam (structure) Bending modulus is defined as the energy required to deform a membrane from its intrinsic curvature to some other curvature ... The bending modulus, compression modulus and bilayer thickness are related by such that if two of these parameters are known the other can be calculated ... to accommodate a given curvature (see bending moment) ...

### More definitions of "bending":

• (adj): Not remaining rigid or straight.
Example: "Tried to support his weight on a bending cane"
• (noun): Movement that causes the formation of a curve.
Synonyms: bend

### Famous quotes containing the word bending:

We have bathed, where none have seen us,
In the lake and in the fountain,
Underneath the charmed statue
Of the timid, bending Venus,
Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849)

This Great God,
Like a mammy bending over her baby,
Kneeled down in the dust
Toiling over a lump of clay
Till He shaped it in His own image;
James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)

No ray is dimmed, no atom worn,
My oldest force is good as new,
And the fresh rose on yonder thorn
Gives back the bending heavens in dew.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)