centripetal acceleration


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centripetal acceleration

(sen-trip -ă-t'l) See centripetal force.

centripetal acceleration

[‚sen′trip·əd·əl ik‚sel·ə′rā·shən]
(mechanics)
The radial component of the acceleration of a particle or object moving around a circle, which can be shown to be directed toward the center of the circle. Also known as radial acceleration.
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They report that high centripetal accelerations induce large body forces on the high-density cold reactants and hot, low-density products.
It described that the steering was stable, when the centripetal acceleration of the fully loaded train was not more than 0.
Contrarily, for large loading strip lengths, the inertial forces of moving system greatly affect the dynamic behavior of the bridge, especially with the contributions arising from Coriolis acceleration and centripetal acceleration (Table 1); as a consequence, the maximum amplification is observed in the high range of speeds.
section A1 undergoes two centripetal accelerations that by integration will be spread all over the surface of A that will translate into forces of adhesion and cohesion
Conventional wisdom has it that this centripetal acceleration is not affected by relativity, since it acts in a direction which is normal to the velocity of the object.