change gear


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change gear

[′chānj ‚gir]
(mechanical engineering)
A gear used to change the speed of a driven shaft while the speed of the driving remains constant.
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Researchers from National Defense University, Tashi, Taiwan, ROC have developed a computerised system that would tell exactly when to change gear.
Gaia will simply change gear and different species will flourish, while humanity descends into barbarism worse by far than the dark ages which have succeeded the collapse of empires.
Yve-Alain Bois: Always on the lookout for old forgotten books being accorded a new life, I thought to nominate the translation of Alois Riegl's 1902 The Dutch Group Portrait announced for this fall by the Getty, but the book has been delayed and as I know only the few fascinating excerpts that have appeared in English (Riegl's German far outdistancing my baby-talk level), I had to change gear. Still, my desire to point to Riegl led me to the last book I read that brought to mind his phenomenal intelligence and stunning intertwining of social and formal analysis: Wu Hung's Monumentality in Early Chinese Art and Architecture (Stanford University Press, 1995).
Turntable speed is accomplished by utilizing only one change gear, enabling greater control of the helix angle.
And the association has called on whoever forms the Welsh Government after May's Assembly elections to "change gear on reform".
The traffic may have started moving again by the time you reach the vehicle in front, so you can change gear if necessary and be on your way Driving smoothly and avoiding harsh braking and acceleration saves fuel and reduces vehicle wear and tear * Change gear at 2,500 rpm in petrol cars and 2,000 rpm in diesel cars to optimise fuel efficiency * Using 'block gear changing' - for example moving from third to fifth as soon as possible - will burn less fuel * Do not leave the engine idling.
The system also allows you to change gear manually via paddles on the steering wheel or the gear shift, but frankly it's such a good automatic I rarely did.
If you want to "do it yourself" you can change gear manually with the gear shift - which gives you the functionality of a sequential racing gearbox - or use the steering wheel mounted paddles to change gear Formula 1-style.
"Everyone takes one hand off the wheel at some point quite legitimately when they change gear, roll down the window or change the heater settings.
A twin-clutch paddle shift transmission comes with six gears and three settings as well as the option of change gear manually via paddles on the steering wheel.
To drive and change gear, the stiff clutch has to be pushed fully to the floor.