circular segment


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circular segment

[′sər·kyə·lər ′seg·mənt]
(mathematics)
Portion of circle cut off from the main body of the circle by a straight line (chord) through the circle.
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This mold designer did not like the negative aspects of material flowing through a circular segment. So, he machined a tab into a custom-made blade ejector, which mimics a conventional trapezoidal cold runner.
Seen from above, the shape's reflection in the glass created a wonderful optical effect--a phantom sphere that slotted precisely into the circular segment below.
Zero sharpness is omitted because it results in a straight or circular segment instead a clothoid.
Due to the effects of the shear stress [[tau].sub.zx] and [[tau].sub.zy] the settlement of the subsoil surface occurs in a circular segment even off the foundation gap.
A circular segment, one of the two portions of a disk cut by a chord, can be seen as a special degenerate case of a circular zone, and up to translation and rotation corresponds to (2.5) with [alpha] = 0.
Rather than dealing with all the complexities of a cell, the patchclamp technique isolates a small circular segment of outer membrane from a photoreceptor cell--a rod or a cone.
Researchers investigate bubbling behavior in a waste glass melter, the aerodynamic response of 2D circular segments, the drift velocity of two-phase slug flow in a vertical pipe, and pipe vibrations in gas pressure reducing stations.
The designs reference the architectural design of the Bahrain Pavilion that is made of circular segments and straight lines.
The case of perfectly circular segments is exceptional due to the existence of the circular solutions [20].
Each straight segment also includes a lead to the drive chain and circular segments chairing, which allow movement of the chain in a curve.