scaling factor

scaling factor

[′skāl·iŋ ‚fak·tər]
(electronics)
The number of input pulses per output pulse of a scaling circuit. Also known as scaling ratio.
(engineering)
Factor used in heat-exchange calculations to allow for the loss in heat conductivity of a material because of the development of surface scale, as inside pipelines and heat-exchanger tubes.
(physics)
A constant of proportionality which appears in a scaling law.
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Gain estimation of nonlinear dynamic systems modeled by an FBFN and the maximum output scaling factor of a self-tuning PI fuzzy controller," Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 42: 1-5.
In order to scale a process from a laboratory-sized extruder to the manufacturing-scale, a scaling factor is needed to translate operating conditions.
Scaling factor considers the length of stay (LOS) for amputees in weeks, LOS for nonamputees, and ratio of WII to amputees.
In other words, one feature scaling factor is obviously bigger than the other scaling factors.
The scaling factor in the case of optical touchscreens is dependent on the circumference.
The ALMEMO plugs allow virtually any sensor with a linear signal output to be connected and programmed to display correct engineering units and scaling factor.
This algorithm estimates the TOA and scaling factor of the reflections (relative to a reference function) that arise from dielectric property changes within an object, and has been tested on planar structures.
The watermark can be scaled by a scaling factor 'k'.
Mainieri and Rehacek [10] reported a new form of chaos synchronization, termed as projective synchronization, that the drive and response systems could be synchronized up to a scaling factor (a proportional relation), which is usually observable in a class of systems with partial linearity.
The options run the gamut from fixed scaling (similar to contact exposure, where only one scaling factor is used for the whole batch), through iterative, corrective mechanisms (where the optimum scaling is converged upon, as the batch is being printed), to global scaling systems (where each panel receives the best scaling factor applicable to that particular panel).