# angle of contact

## angle of contact

[′aŋ·gəl əv ′kän‚takt]
(fluid mechanics)
The angle between the surface of a liquid and the surface of a partially submerged object or of the container at the line of contact. Also known as contact angle.
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In the following, the effect of single initial icing angle (initial icing angle of contact wire or initial icing angle of messenger wire) on the dynamic characteristic of the system is discussed.
The relative angle of contact between the pick-up stud and the bottom hub plays a critical role in the resulting stresses throughout the surface region.
For a cam clutch to grip effectively, the tangent of the jam angle, or angle of contact between the cam and keel ring, must be less than the lowest coefficient of static friction between the two surfaces during use (Equations 1-6 and Figure A1 in the Appendix, available online only).
A fraction of a degree of movement in the angle of contact with a boot can make all the difference between the ball flying into the top corner of the net or hitting the frame of the goal and bouncing out.
By applying a droplet of the flux material, the angle of contact reveals the nature of the surface energy (FIGURE 5).
Angle of contact can also be calculated by measuring height and base length of spherical drop.
Shape control is made through the change of the points and angle of contact; this makes them more difficult to handle for the creation of so called Free forms.
T 458 cm-04 Surface wettability of paper (angle of contact method)
(17,18) In addition, the study used a maximum load of 75 N at a constant 20 degree angle of contact which does not duplicate the varying loads and angles seen clinically.
(Most bowlers consider a 6-degree angle of contact to be ideal.) As a result, nonspherical cores have substantially increased the scores of bowlers who have learned to use them effectively.
This model, however, doesn't capture the full three-dimensional nature of the forces acting between grains, in which the downward force of gravity is translated into the sum of forces acting in different directions between the grains, depending on their angle of contact.
MMAVERIC's reflection coefficient output of one of the standards is used to determine the optimum angle of contact for the probe to the substrate.

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