Joule effect


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Joule effect

[′jül i‚fekt]
(physics)
The heating effect produced by the flow of current through a resistance.
A change in the length of a ferromagnetic substance which occurs parallel to an applied magnetic field. Also known as Joule magnetorestriction; longitudinal magnetorestriction.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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During an electrofusion welding process, several physical phenomena are coupled: heat flux generated by Joule effect, heat transfer, polymer deformation, fusion and crystallization, and macromolecules interdiffusion.
The increase in modulus with heating is known as the Joule effect. The weight rises because higher temperature excites rubber molecules in a way that tends to reduce distance between ends of molecules.