A Handy Book for the Calculation of Strains in Girders and Similar Structures, and Their Strength: Consisting of FormulŠ and Corresponding Diagrams, with Numerous Details for Practical Application, Etc. Etc

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C. Lockwood & Son, 1891 - Strains and stresses - 71 pages
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Page 66 - Deflection is the displacement of any point in a loaded beam, from its position when the beam is unloaded. Camber is an upward curvature, similar and equal to the maximum calculated deflection, given to a beam or girder or some line in it in order to ensure its horizontality when fully loaded.

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