loss factor


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loss factor

[′lȯs ‚fak·tər]
(electricity)
The power factor of a material multiplied by its dielectric constant; determines the amount of heat generated in a material.
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Marginal loss factor is the portion of energy that is lost when electricity is transmitted across the transmission and distribution networks, due to resistance.
For simple notation, by substituting the loss term [[bar.c].sub.p,q]/[[bar.c].sub.q,p] with loss factor [lambda] and a priori terms P([[omega].sub.q])/P([[omega].sub.p]) with K, the minimum-risk Bayesian classifier [psi]([gamma]) can be finally written as follows
The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) fears extreme climate events exposed danger to Bangladesh's food production, identifying cyclones as a major crop loss factor alongside draughts and floods, as the UN body came up with its annual report on food security, reports BSS.
The loss factor, or tan delta, is a ratio of dissipated energy to energy stored in cycle.
In the past few decades, the viscoelastic material with an inherent high loss factor is widely applied in automobiles, aircraft, and military equipment to suppress vibration and impact noises [1].
The relative properties such as [epsilon]' (dielectric constant), [epsilon]" (dielectric loss factor), [sigma] (conductivity), and w (angular frequency) determine the nature of the polymeric material, and also while a is dominant in terms of conductive polymers [epsilon]', w is dominant in case of dielectrics.
The dielectric loss factor ([epsilon]") of the copolymers decreased as the frequency increased [22, 24] (Figure 14).
This difference is considered as an extra loss factor caused by the environment.
Damping loss factor measurements of carbon fiber panels were performed in the laser vibrometer laboratory.
Although, they are not authorized to do so, but they are mistreating the patients and making bills which is a loss factor for the health insurance companies.
It is noted that in order to define or explain the vibration parameters such as loss factor a specific and simple model which governs vibration motions needs to be adopted.
It is found that the hybrid head stock resulted in 12% stiffness increase and 212% increase of the loss factor compared with the steel headstock.