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shaft balancing

[′shaft ‚bal·əns·iŋ]
(design engineering)
The process of redistributing the mass attached to a rotating body in order to reduce vibrations arising from centrifugal force. Also known as rotor balancing.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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