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chute

1. a steep slope, used as a slide as for toboggans
2. a slide into a swimming pool
3. a rapid or waterfall

Chute

 

the simplest conveyor: an inclined plane along which cargoes are moved by gravity.

Chutes for piece cargo have a rectangular cross section, occasionally they are flat (without sides). For bulk, lump, or fluid materials they have a trapezoidal, circular, or oval cross section and are called troughs. Spiral chutes are used to convey cargoes from great heights. Chutes may consist of sections, which, when necessary, can be arranged to branch out in various directions.


Chute

 

an open conduit for the movement of water without pressure.

Chutes made for use in hydraulic engineering are set up along canals or in hydraulic-engineering complexes for timber slides or fish ladders; those made for laboratories are used for teaching and in studying models of hydraulic-engineering structures. Chutes are built of wood, concrete, reinforced concrete, stone, or steel. (Laboratory chutes are made of glass and plastics.) The most common are wooden chutes (used chiefly in regions where wood is plentiful) and reinforced-concrete chutes (used in hydraulic-engineering and land-improvement construction). The cross section of a chute may be rectangular, trapezoidal, triangular, or curvilinear (semicircular or parabolic). Depending on the local topography, hydraulic-engineering chutes are set on smooth ground or on special supports (piers).

N. N. PASHKOV


Chute

 

an inclined mining excavation that does not have a direct exit to the surface and is used to lower various loads by gravity.

chute

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(engineering)
A conduit for conveying free-flowing materials at high velocity to lower levels.
(hydrology)
A short channel across a narrow land area which bypasses a bend in a river; formed by the river's breaking through the land.

chute

An open-top trough through which bulk materials are conveyed and lowered by gravity.

chute

chute
i. Short for parachute.
ii. An inflatable slide for the emergency escape of passengers from an aircraft.
iii. A duct for discharging objects (e.g., leaflets or electronic countermeasure items) from an aircraft in flight.
iv. Any passage or slide through which objects are directed, such as an ejection chute or a link ejection chute.
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Mechanical or tilt switches use the principle of a floating element inside the chute.
The essence of the measurement is that two transducers face each other from opposite sides of a chute, and using lower frequency high power sound waves; they send and receive an acoustic signal from each other when the material is freely flowing.
The coal drops are considered to be an integral part of the history of the site and as such, the conversion element of the application would not only retain the chutes but bring them into viable use.
Then, as the cleaning operation progresses, the disposal and temporary storage of waste bags--or perhaps those containing non-disposable items like blankets or pillows--is carried out by simply dropping them into the mouth of the chute.
His main chute did not open and he did not open the reserve until it was too late.
Options include weigh-scale hopper or cycle count control systems, adjustable side rails, discharge chutes, hoppers, photo eyes and variable-speed drive.
When released, the chutes opened and were guided down by cables arranged to prevent swaying.
But a meeting between British Waterways and canal and history enthusiasts has now decided that the three chutes, which form a structure 30ft tall and 50ft wide on the old mainline Birmingham Canal wharf, off Roebuck Lane, must come down.
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After completing the activity, your teacher will record the results from the better of your two chutes on the chalkboard.
After handling more than 4m tonnes of cargo, ship loading chutes made on Teesside are still going strong - and without a spare part in sight.