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blade

1. the flattened expanded part of a leaf, sepal, or petal
2. the long narrow leaf of a grass or related plant
3. Archaeol a long thin flake of flint, possibly used as a tool
4. short for shoulder blade

blade

[blād]
(botany)
The broad, flat portion of a leaf. Also known as lamina.
(electricity)
A flat moving conductor in a switch.
(engineering)
A broad, flat arm of a fan, turbine, or propeller.
The broad, flat surface of a bulldozer or snowplow by which the material is moved.
The part of a cutting tool, such as a saw, that cuts.
(vertebrate zoology)
A single plate of baleen.

blade

1. The flat metal surface of a trowel with which plaster is applied.
2. The cutting part of a knife, plane, etc.
3. The broad, slightly concave surface of a bulldozer, or the like, which pushes the material being moved.
4. One of the principal rafters of a roof.
5. To remove, spread, or level a material such as dirt, or gravel by the use of a grader.

blade

i. A rotating airfoil driven by a helicopter engine to produce vertical lift. Also called a rotor blade.
ii. A rotating airfoil driven by an aircraft engine to produce a thrust force approximately in line with the longitudinal axis of the aircraft. Also called a propeller blade. It is restricted to that part of a propeller arm or of a rotating wing from the shank outward (i.e., that part having an efficient airfoil shape that cleaves the air). See propeller.
iii. A rotating airfoil that is a part of a compressor in a gas turbine engine. Also called a compressor blade.

blade

One component in a system that is designed to accept some number of components (blades). Blades can be individual servers or clients that plug into a single cabinet or individual port cards that add connectivity to a switch. A blade is typically a hot swappable hardware device, but a software architecture could use the blade terminology as well. See blade server and blade PC.
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The Razer Blade Stealth now comes with a 13.3-inch model, which is up from its original 12.5-inch size.
Meanwhile, taking the aerodynamic and structural coupling effect conditions into consideration, the mathematical model was established by taking the minimal mass of the blade as the optimization objective, the interaction mechanism between the blade tip deformation and load distribution was studied by using modal analysis.
The converged CFD aerodynamic air-loads (forces and moments) at all radial stations of each rotor blade for a whole revolution were imported into the CSD code.
(4), [K.sub.e] and [C.sub.e] are the equal viscoelastic stiffness and damping parameters, E is the elastic modulus and [[mu].sub.[upsilon]] is the viscosity of the material, [omega] is the angular frequency, L is the length of the beam (effective length of the blade) and [I.sub.b] is its moment of inertia.
3 September 2015 - US-based blade manufacturer AccuTec Blades, Inc.