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By George A. Petrides

Детально охарактеризованы все дикорастущие деревья, кустарники и древесные лианы, обитающие к югу от Ньюфаундленда, к северу от Северной Каролины и Тенесси, к востоку от Дакоты и Канзаса. Охарактеризованы 646 вида, включая форму и расположение листьев, высоту, цвет, строение кроны, сезон цветения и плоды. Четкие рисунки показывают листья, цветы, силуэты деревьев и прочие характеристики.
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32), and secondly that unnecessary bending loads are minimized, especially at the foot of the tree where they would impose additional loads on the root system (Fig. 33). The important mechanical effects of geotropism may be listed again as follows: • Superseding of weak leading shoots by potent side branches. • Righting tipped stems into the vertical. • Hence minimizing of the gravitational bending load at the foot of the tree. 48 The Mechanics of Trees and the Self-Optimization of Tree Shape Fig.

17 illustrates the main aspects of this pattern of failure . While the previous sections have described how stresses develop in components, how notch stresses are caused by force flow deflection, and how fatigue fractures from notches can destroy components, the following section will show ways of avoiding premature component failure. service loading crack initiation crack growth unstable fracture Fig. 17. From component loading to fatigue fracture What Is a Good Mechanical Design? Components afflicted with dangerous notches could certainly be redesigned simply by over-dimensioning in order to eliminate the chance of failure.

The only awkward thing is that a hole in the wrong place or even in the right place but of the wrong fonn will again cause ugly notch stresses, from which nasty little fatigue cracks will then rapidly spread during work, causing the component to break into at least two pieces with a very loud bang and great resultant damage long before the expiry of its planned working life. This means that even a conventional first design draft places the highest professional and moral demands on the creator of the future components.

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