Surface Force

surface force

[′sər·fəs ‚fȯrs]
(mechanics)
An external force which acts only on the surface of a body; an example is the force exerted by another object with which the body is in contact.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Surface Force

 

in mechanics, a force applied to points on the surface of a body. An example of a surface force is the atmospheric pressure on the surface of a body.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
Today the crews were met by representatives of the Caspian flotilla command, relatives of the servicemen, sailors, veterans of the naval surface force and clergymen," a spokesman told TASS.
"The success of our Surface Force ships is measured by our ability to provide Fleet Commanders with combat naval power at sea and to project that power ashore where and when it matters," said Vice Adm.
Four panel sessions were conducted on surface force strategy, warfighter perspectives, unmanned systems integration, future fleet structure, digital warfare advances, emerging capability requirements, future technologies, and possible warfighting futures.
In addition, several recent Government Accountability Office reports, as well as a 2010 Fleet Review Panel on surface force readiness, warned of the impacts of increased deployment lengths, reduced training time, overworked sailors and deferred maintenance on the operational readiness of Navy warships.
The system pairs the excellent surface force measurement and imaging capabilities of AFM with the ability of optical tweezers to apply and measure the smallest forces in 3-D.
The maximum [[tau].sub.max] for vertical surface force can be given by ([[sigma].sub.z] - [[sigma].sub.r])/2.
"I am extremely excited for this week of training with the Surface Force," said Midshipman 2nd Class Courtney Banske, from Calumet City, Ill.
Each patching kit only has a certain amount of available material, and the Surface Force Training Manual requires you to have all DC-repair-locker equipment on hand or on order.
This commonly used surface force measurement technique and the interpretation of recorded results are well described in the literature (Butt et al., 2005; Drelich and Mittal, 2005) and will not be repeated here.
craft carriers defeated a superior Japanese surface force and ended the Japanese advance in the Pacific.
Foley III, commander of the Naval Surface Force, and told him that baseball would like to play host to a contingent of sailors (from the Cole) at Game 4 of the World Series at Shea Stadium.