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Power, violence, compulsion, or constraint exerted upon or against a person or thing. Power dynamically considered, that is, in motion or in action; constraining power, compulsion; strength directed to an end. Commonly the word occurs in such connections as to show that unlawful or wrongful action is meant, e.g., forcible entry.

Power statically considered, that is, at rest, or latent, but capable of being called into activity upon occasion for its exercise. Efficacy; legal validity. This is the meaning when we say that a statute or a contract is in force.

Reasonable force is that degree of force that is appropriate and not inordinate in defending one's person or property. A person who employs such force is justified in doing so and is neither criminally liable nor civilly liable in tort for the conduct.

Deadly Force is utilized when a person intends to cause death or serious bodily harm or when he or she recognizes personal involvement in the creation of a substantial risk that death or bodily harm will occur.

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where S is the synthetic evaluation index, M is the membership value, i is the number of response variables according to the order of moisture content, water activity, overall acceptability, shear force, [L.sup.*], [a.sup.*], and [b.sup.*], and j is the number of experimental runs ranging from 1 to 13.
In this paper, the test yield shear force of the specimens, the yield displacement, ultimate shear, limit displacement, the collapsing shear force and its corresponding displacement, and so on six parameters were calculated, by the proposed approach of the skeleton curve parameter determination of corroded compression-bending members restoring force model.
By applying the boundary conditions to (19), the deflection, rotational angle, bending moment, and shear force of the overall beam can be obtained.
Chemical composition of stem is also a factor affecting shear force. As shown in Table 2, shearing force of stylo stem increased with MC decreasing and decreased with CP content increasing.
Particularly, when the slabs were discretely modelled two storeys above the interface and 60% of the height of the podium (annotated by 2T + 0.6 [H.sub.p] in Figure 24(a) and (b)), the shear force and the displacement ratio distributions up the height of the building would closely match with results that were obtained from the model in which floor slabs on every floor were discretely modelled (see Figure 24).
The exact deflection at the free end, bending moment and shear force at the fIxed end are given as [22]
The liquid water movement is mainly influenced by the aerodynamic shear force and the centrifugal force, and the force of each unit is shown in Table 2.
The tensile and shear force time history curves of eight bolts A-H (in the same positions of Model I) obtained from Model II are shown in Figures 15 and 16, respectively.
The research also showed that the content of crude fiber positively correlated with shear force and cutting power, but negatively correlated with hardness, adhesiveness and flexibility.
The parametric and comparative analysis of I and Box Girder results in bending moment, shear force, torsion and fundamental frequencies from various standards.
A similar relationship between foot rotation and the lateral-medial shear force on the knee has also been established and the possible resultant connection to medial knee OA.