differential heating

differential heating

[‚dif·ə′ren·chəl ′hēd·iŋ]
(metallurgy)
A thermal gradient caused as heating takes place; can result in a distribution of stress in a material.
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Earlier methods required application of differential heating at specific locations in the flat structure to stimulate the shape changes.
The protocol implements a sequence of differential heating and vacuum cycles designed to optimize efficacy and balance cycle time.
Systems apply differential heating or cooling around the bubble via segmented die lips or a segmented air ring or IBC unit.
The projected wind speed due to pressure gradients caused by the differential heating over land and water is computed to be 6.
The wind blows only because of differential heating of the Earth's atmosphere, caused by the sun.
Chapters discuss methods such as differential heating for minimizing distortion in welded stiffeners, dynamic thermal tensioning, reverse-side heating and ways of minimizing buckling such as weld cooling and hybrid laser arc welding.
varied elevations and topography creates differential heating that will drive mesoscale patterns that could produce wind conditions in one valley that are totally different than another just a few miles away.

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