funicular polygon


Definition of funicular polygon

  1. 1 :  an open or closed figure that is not necessarily plane and that is formed by a rope or cord acted upon at a number of points by forces acting in various directions

  2. 2 :  a figure representing lines of resultant stress in a rigid body acted upon at various points by forces that may or may not be concurrent and may or may not be coplanar

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