gyroscopic couple

gyroscopic couple

[‚jī·rə′skäp·ik ′kəp·əl]
(mechanical engineering)
The turning moment which opposes any change of the inclination of the axis of rotation of a gyroscope.
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For small ships and leisure boats, gyroscopic couples from a wind turbine also need to be taken into account to prevent stability issues in a seaway.