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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A 6-axis wrist force/torque sensor should be installed at the end of the manipulator between the last joint and the end effector to measure the contact force and torque.
The macroscopic anisotropy was analyzed and explained from the microscopic point of view, using the parameters of particle orientation, and coordination number, and the magnitude of the particle indirect contact force as an index.
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In the switch panel, the maximum lateral contact force is 9.4 kN for the nominal profile and is 6.2 kN for the optimized profile, decreasing by 34.0%.
In this paper, we present two-terminal methods to characterize the contact resistance at a CNT/metal side-contact interface and to investigate the contact force by using a nanorobotic system inside a field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM).
Second, to consider the contact nonlinearity of the multiarc compound curve, a novel nonlinear iteration method focusing on the varied contact radius is proposed to compute the normal contact force. Third, the alternate friction considering stationary and rate-dependency friction is formulated and applied in the contacts of both the inner race and the outer race, increasing a degree of revolution for the whole model of the sprag clutch.
To determine the elastic deformations of the screw and nut, the contact force [P.sub.i] must be transformed from a local coordinate system defined along the contact normal of each ball i to a global coordinate system defined for the BNA [14,15,16].