Translational Motion

translational motion

[tran′slā·shən·əl ′mō·shən]
Motion of a rigid body in such a way that any line which is imagined rigidly attached to the body remains parallel to its original direction.

Translational Motion


the motion of a rigid body such that a line connecting any two points of the body is shifted parallel to itself. During translational motion, all points of the body describe identical trajectories, that is, trajectories coincident when superposed, and have at every instant velocities and accelerations that are the same in magnitude and direction. The translational motion of a body is therefore treated in much the same way as the kinematics of a particle (seeKINEMATICS). 20–1257–1]

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We can observe the movement of the power piston is the translational motion.
The movement of the vessel may be represented as consisting of translational motion with the starting point G of the coordinate system, closely related to the vessel, and rotation around the point G.
The Global Phase Equation for Translational Motion.
Y]) stands for the coupling of the translational motion v and the rocking motion [theta], in which the rocking motion [theta] is primary.
The complex process of object's travel can be divided into two types of movement: translational motion characterized by velocity v and acceleration a, and the rotational one characterized by the angular velocity [omega] and rotational angle [phi].
Now they have been able to show these frameworks will support the large amplitude, translational motion known as "shuttling" in a solid-state setting, a result that was just published in Nature Chemistry.
Until recently, the vast majority of vibration testing has been conducted on a single exciter that would impart translational motion to the test payload in a single mechanical degree of freedom (1-DOF).
ionic species, is redistributed into the rotational and vibrational motions of the resulting HX and HY diatoms and the translational motion of the resulting X and Y single atoms.
RDA is composed of three steps; range compression, translational motion compensation (TMC) composed of range alignment and phase adjustment, and cross-range compression [7, 8].
Due to the requirement of attacking technology of the missile, besides its high speed translational motion along its mass center, the midcourse target also moves with micro-motion, such as spinning, coning and precession.
Lipo, "Modeling the 3-D rotational and translational motion of a Halbach rotor above a split-sheet guideway," IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol.

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