flow direction

flow direction

[′flō də‚rek·shən]
(engineering)
The antecedent-to-successor relation, indicated by arrows or other conventions, between operations on a flow chart.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Drift collections were conducted in two directions of jet inclination: one with nozzles inclined against the wind flow direction (upwind), and the other in the same direction of the wind flow (downwind).
They determined that the conductivity of composites can be improved if the fillers in the matrix orient preferably along the flow direction [19-21].
Fill sinks function was applied to fill the sinks of the DEM so that the flow direction of water is identified.
It makes use of an optimum combination of filler and formulation technology to achieve a low-dielectric constant of less than 3.0, measured perpendicular to the flow direction for the 1-20 GHz frequency band.
Within the reasonable range (3 cm/s~12.6 cm/s) of the blood flow velocity, we conduct 51 times of simulation to get 51 pairs of results ("velocity-temperature"), where the relevant factors (the blood vessel number, the blood flow direction, and the blood vessel radius) are temporarily fixed.
Figure 7 indicates the aperture and flow field for fractures with JRC= 17.28 and u = 10 mm when the inclination ([theta]) between the shear direction and macroscopic flow direction is 0[degrees], 30[degrees], 60[degrees], 90[degrees], 120[degrees], and 150[degrees], respectively.
Operating in a similar manner to a weather vane, the probe is based on a free-rotating shaft with a vane that turns to align itself with the flow direction. A magnet mounted on the base of the shaft and a Hall Sensor are used to measure the orientation of the magnetic field as the shaft rotates, thus measuring the flow angle.
To determine turbulence frequency, he examined 21 indicators of air turbulence levels related to wind--such as air flow direction and wind speed-and compared the results for each simulation.
To define a repeatable and comparable basis for gust generation this research focuses on harmonic oscillations of the flow direction in the range of the test section of a wind tunnel.
Separator with parallel flow set out spatulas: 1--mixed with the air waters flow direction; 2--spatulas; 3--separated from the water air flow direction