axis of rotation


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axis of rotation

[′ak·səs əv rō′tā·shən]
(mechanics)
A straight line passing through the points of a rotating rigid body that remain stationary, while the other points of the body move in circles about the axis.

axis of rotation

axis of rotation
axis of rotation
i. The line through the rotor head of a helicopter at right angles to the plane of rotation. The blade rotates around this axis.
ii. The centerline about which the propeller rotates.
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Here, we specify the maximum tilt angle of the object around an axis of rotation [r.
Counter the ball so that your spine is away from the axis of rotation.
The layout of the individual layers of carbon prepreg was used in a direction [+ or -] 45 [degrees] relative to the axis of rotation of the coupling.
Analyzing obtained ratio one may draw conclusion that under conditions of the initial bar rotation flowing off of the melt drop is determined by frequency of the bar rotation and location of a drop relative axis of rotation.
According to Maslin, precession--where the axis of rotation itself moves around a circle--can explain the rapid climatic changes that caused the Rift Valley lakes to dry up and then reappear.
Anyone not directly involved in the wind turbine industry might be forgiven for thinking that all wind turbines face into the wind, with a horizontal axis of rotation.
If the axis of rotation is almost vertical the blades cannot lift the concrete and the concrete is not well mixed.
In a probing routine taking only 26 sec/part, the CNC uses the wireless, micron-repeatable MP9 to precisely locate the axis of rotation of each counterforce, after setup on the rotary table.
When the liquid approaches this "tangent cylinder," which is aligned with Earth's axis of rotation, from both sides, it is squeezed sideways, resulting in a fast-moving jet.
The additional Y-axis is required to perform threading does not lie in the axis of rotation of the workpiece on a lathe.
Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) said that during the past 160,000 years nitrogen fixation rose and fell in a pattern that closely matched the changing orientation of Earth's axis of rotation, or axial precession.
Errors in radial direction are evaluated according to the value of displacement of the centre of the roundness measure in two perpendiculars to each other and to the axis of rotation directions or by assessing of the Lissajouis figures developed by vectorial sum of the displacements mentioned above [5].