orbital motion


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orbital motion

[′ȯr·bəd·əl ′mō·shən]
(physics)
Continuous motion of a body in a closed path, such as a circle or an ellipse, about some point.
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Armed with a better understanding of the interplay of the Moon's phases and its orbital motion in the sky, let's try to follow a complete cycle of lunar phases.
Nevertheless, during this phase, orbital motion would result in more heating than linear motion, and therefore it will also result in more squeeze flow than linear motion.
However for a thrust bearing in which the top plate undergoes orbital motion couette velocity components in both the radial and tangential direction are present.
In the thrust slide bearing, when an oil particle becomes trapped in the sliding space, it can, in theory, never escape due to the moving scroll's orbital motion.
On sufficiently long timescales, the apparently regular orbital motion of many bodies in the solar system can exhibit symptoms of this chaotic behavior.
These include hipster, modernist-inspired fare, such as the Glam chandelier for $198, the Cubist platter for $38 and the Atomic fruit bowl with a design that "captures the orbital motion of atomic particles" for $42.
Also orbital vibration welding, a friction process that uses constant-velocity orbital motion to weld materials with as as 30-mil part-to-part clearance; hot-plate welding, a direct thermal welding technique suitable for complex, irregular shapes (joint can be curved in all planes); spin welding suitable for circular parts with final orientation within 1[degrees], and thermal welding.
Orbital motion also allows the tool diameter to be smaller than the hole, which makes for efficient chip and heat extraction.
must travel with the orbital motion of the connecting-rod journals.
With respect to the rotation and orbital motion of the Earth, there are, of course, numerous astronomical proofs (including those correctly presented by Galileo nearly 500 years ago).
The orbital motion is similar to open-air benchtop units, with additional temperature control within the enclosed environment.