contact pressure

contact pressure

[′kän‚takt ‚presh·ər]
(electricity)
The amount of pressure holding a set of contacts together.

contact pressure

Pressure, produced by the weight of a footing and all the forces acting on it, which acts at and perpendicular to the contact area between the footing and the soil.
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Extended tread life: A micro-silica compound and rounded ribs profile optimize contact pressure with the road to reduce uneven wear.
Compared to similar Michelin haul truck tires, the tread pattern better distributes the load across the contact patch, lowers contact pressure and reduces wear rates.
When the contact pressure between chisel and material increases and AutoControl switches from a short piston stroke to a long piston stroke, IPS switches automatically to the AutoStop mode.
An effect of the use of protectors is increased contact pressure between the rail surface and the seal.
When we find the yield height, we can get the corresponding maximum contact pressure [P.sub.0], and then the initial yield force and yield displacement can be expressed as (12) and (13), respectively:
Sliding speed (V) and contact pressure (P) were in the range of 0.015, 0.020, 0.025 m/s (7.5,10,12.5 Hz frequency) and 475, 555, 616 MPa (5, 8, 11 N load), respectively.
To determine the stress distribution and contact pressure in the elements of friction pair, a wear-contact problem on pressing the plunger into the hub's surface must be considered.
The distribution of contact pressure between the relatively rigid spherical part of the titanium joint and the much more flexible spherical cup made from polyetheretherketone (PEEK) was calculated by FEM (Finite Element Method, program Abaqus) analysis.
Equations for determining tube-fin interference and resulting contact pressure are presented herein.
For the baseline piston, it is found that the highest contact pressure does not occur right at the 180[degrees], or the thrust axis.
The average error between the two trials was determined for peak contact pressure and contact area.
For instance, the contact pressure [p.sub.0] between 2 cylinders of length L and radius [R.sub.1] and [R.sub.2], with parallel axes can be calculated as: