curvilinear motion

curvilinear motion

[′kər·və′lin·ē·ər ′mō·shən]
(mechanics)
Motion along a curved path.
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These scenes include various motion patterns of crowded people, such as splitting, merging, intersecting, crossing, linear motion, curvilinear motion, circular motion, emergency collection, evacuation, and so forth.
* Jacobs Automation - offers iTRACK curvilinear motion technology solutions, which replace costly hardware changeovers with software for the packaging and assembly automation industries.
I show how power extends the law of inertia to include curvilinear motion and I also show that the law of action-reaction can be expressed in terms of the mutual time rate of change of kinetic energies instead of mutual forces.
As it will be discussed in section 4.1, from an empirical viewpoint it is irrelevant whether one considers just rectilinear or curvilinear motion as an effect of inertia, since no experiment can be devised to prove that in the case of a freely moving particle.
The RF flex-style sensor has a flexible but rugged sensing element for linear and curvilinear motions. This sensor is suited to externally mounted assemblies and can be incorporated inside a protective pipe for use in long hydraulic cylinder applications or limited space installations.
De Gandt points out how Newton developed a plethora of geometrical techniques to analyze vanishing quantities ("ultimate ratios," Newton called them), which is essential to the physics of curvilinear motions. (Contrary to Newton's own retrospective claim, the Principia was not first written with "fluxions" or calculus.) De Gandt's focus throughout is on the nature and the role of Newton's unique and innovative geometry; he discerns the essential features of Newton's problems and solutions.
According to David Preusse, general sales manager of Wittmann Automation, servos' chief benefits are the ability to program curvilinear motions, which can provide cycle-time savings and enable more complex automation tasks such as some types of assembly operations or insert placement.