longitudinal axis

longitudinal axis

An axis along the lengthwise direction of the figure or body, usually passing through its center of gravity.
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longitudinal axis

longitudinal axis
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A straight line running fore and aft through the center of gravity. It is horizontal when the airplane is in the rigging position. The aircraft rolls about this axis. See axes.
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CNIM has announced it is designing and validating the Gondola Mobility System to enable the aerostat on the Stratobus to rotate autonomously around its longitudinal axis for up to one year, the company said.
According to a Saturday statement, it comes as part of the governorate's efforts to achieve traffic liquidity and ease congestion in the capital through non-traditional solutions and benefit from the course of the Nile river as an important longitudinal axis running from the north to south of Egypt.
This type of bond deformation and failure was commonly observed for specimens with their longitudinal axis aligned along the MD.
These DIN spec springs are parallel sided, helical coiled with closed squared and ground ends to large wire designs providing flat planes for increased stability so ensuring a more centred force along the longitudinal axis, which aids ease of operation and longevity of the whole assembly to which the spring is fitted.
They include Active Side Skirts that adjust to cut out turbulence depending on the vehicle's speed, Active Spoilers that can alter in angle, height and relative to the vehicle's longitudinal axis, and Downforce Generating Ducts.
The blade cuts into the workpiece with its front end, which roughly aligns the resultant vector of cutting forces with the longitudinal axis of the blade.
inserting a tampon blank substantially enclosed in a cover into a press cavity having a central press axis and a plurality of elongate press dies disposed about the central press axis, wherein the tampon blank has a longitudinal axis that is disposed substantially along the central press axis; b.
By twisting the mirror 180 degrees on a longitudinal axis, it would rise approximately two inches.
Immediately following engine shutdown, the aircraft hit the first of three natural earthen berms and began a counterclockwise tumbling roll about its longitudinal axis. The aircraft rolled one and a half times before coming to rest inverted approximately 1,000 feet from the point of runway departure.
The uterine cervical longitudinal axis was measured when at least three of the following five recognition points on the plane were clearly visible: (1) the external cervical os, (2) the internal cervical os, (3) the cervical canal, (4) the cervical/vaginal interface, and (5) the cervical corpus [10].
Two different orientations of sampling were performed to collect concrete samples, namely parallel and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the piles.

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