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A plate, baffle, or the like that diverts the flow of a forward-moving stream.



(1) Exhaust equipment installed on the outside end of a pipe (shaft), most frequently in order to remove impure air from various premises and from railroad cars. Sometimes deflectors are used to bring air into premises, for instance, into a ship. A deflector works by using the energy of air (wind) flowing around it. Deflectors are usually made of sheet metal (steel); concrete, asbestoscement mixtures, and other materials are sometimes used. A deflector must be installed in such a way that the wind will always flow around the deflector regardless of the wind direction; the orifice (mouth) of the pipe must be protected from atmospheric precipitation. The most widely used types of deflectors are the TSAGI (Central Aerohydrodynamics Institute) and Shanar-Etual’ models.

(2) A device for measurement and elimination of deviation in a magnetic compass.

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According to place of installing different types of deflectors, it is observed that deflector type 1 has the most influence on the length of outlet jet from deflector, for the way of contact with flow and after that deflector type 2 and 3 have less effect.
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A deflector directs the hot exhaust from the towing tank upward and away from the disabled tank.
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SAAB has reduced the price of the wind deflector that it sells as an extra-cost accessory for its 9-3 Convertible model.
Taking into account the results obtained in the study (Carija & Mrsa, 2005), the Sk11 through Sk22 deflectors were positioned according to guidelines set in (Idel'chik, 1966).