contact force

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contact force

[′kän‚takt ‚fȯrs]
(electricity)
The force exerted by the moving contact of a switch or relay on a stationary contact.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Influence of their magnetic properties will mean the fields penetration intensity decreasing and as consequence the attraction forces falling down.
In the centralized control, it can be considered that each axis can be controlled independently, by transforming the attraction forces of the electro-magnets assuming that the coupling effect is negligible.
According to the theory introduced by Lorentz in classical electrodynamics [5-7], the electrons move around the atomic point-charge nuclei under total nuclear attraction forces [mathematical expression not reproducible], where [??] is the time derivative of the acceleration of the electron.
The parallel alignment of the adjacent microfiber segments were achieved with the help of the surface attraction forces (Van der Waals and electrostatic), which kept both the microfiber segments together (as shown in Figure 1), apparently overcoming the elastic force that would tent to straighten out the microfiber.
Tumbler screens are widely used to screen powders at separation sizes from 20-400 [micro]m but suffer mesh aperture blockages from powder agglomeration owing to high inter-particle attraction forces if effective cleaning aids are not used.
Tumbler screens are widely used to screen powders at separation sizes from 20 to 400im but suffer mesh aperture blockages from powder agglomeration due to high inter-particle attraction forces if effective cleaning aids are not used.
Just when it seemed safe to go back into the water, the Jaws attraction forces riders to realize that they may need a bigger boat when suddenly a giant fin slices through the waves.
Magnets mount at a 35-degree angle to the vertical plane so that attraction forces intersect at the train's center of gravity.
The first operation was dedicated to creating the dents with help of the attraction forces. Two dents with half-sphere shape with diameter about ~ 0.03 m and depth about ~ 0.002 m were pulled from the steel sheets after eight repetitions of the force action.
When the initial velocity is large, as expected, the particles do not change direction appreciably, and when it is small, the repulsion and attraction forces have bigger effect--creating appreciable changes in the particle path.