angle of departure


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angle of departure

[′aŋ·gəl əv di′pär·chər]
(aerospace engineering)
The vertical angle, at the origin, between the line of site and the line of departure.
(civil engineering)
The maximum angle of an incline from which a vehicle can move onto a horizontal plane without interference, such as from rear bumpers.
(electronics)
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The crawler undercarriage is designed to hydraulically raise and lower itself through 36 inches of elevation, allowing operators to raise the entire machine to increase the trommel's angle of departure.
This will determine the angle of departure and affect the leverage to carry out the block.
The angle of approach is 20[degrees], while the angle of departure is 17[degrees].