angle of impact


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angle of impact

[′aŋ·gəl əv ′im‚pakt]
(mechanics)
The acute angle between the tangent to the trajectory at the point of impact of a projectile and the plane tangent to the surface of the ground or target at the point of impact.
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With that information, and an angle of impact estimated from the shape of the stain, their software projects a realistic trajectory backwards in time to locate the origin of the blood spatter.
Since the angle of impact changes, as a deer moves, this target permits an archer to practice shooting from three different angles.
This spherical shape of blood in flight is important for the calculation of the angle of impact of blood spatter when it hits a surface.
These types of fuze are particularly effective in mortar rounds due to the bomb's high angle of impact.
He checked her fractionally to assess the angle of impact, then gave her a kick in the belly and the equine assassin passed harmlessly just behind.
With a vehicle's collision repair estimate and damage photographs, WrExpert can determine impact severity to both vehicles involved in a two-car collision and injury potential to each vehicle's occupants, as well as supplement accident causation analyses with point and angle of impact assessments.
Experts at the Poultry Research Unit at Glasgow University attempted to discover the top-ranking type of tool to use, the optimum angle of impact and best amount of force to use.
The disadvantage of the pitot is its ability to measure flowrate only at a single point, its sensitivity to the angle of impact, and its susceptibility to clogging in dirty fluids.
Golf technique requires little adaptation to his disability, he said, requiring the same exact angle of impact and swift, forceful stroke with one arm as with two.
An artillery shell hits the side of a house; its impact breaks through a wall or a window, the subsequent explosion blows out the whole side of the house, or takes the roof off, and the damage is the result of a precise equation depending on the trajectory of the shell, the angle of impact, the yield of the explosion, and the physical properties of the construction elements of the house - the brittleness of bricks and mortar, the elasticity of steel or timber or the density of concrete, the only material to provide any degree of protection.
Seemingly unlikely terms such as rotation, inertia, torque, balance, angle of impact, and coefficient of friction have replaced the traditional jargon used by yesteryear's kegglers.