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taper

Engineering (in conical parts) the amount of variation in the diameter per unit of length

taper

[′tā·pər]
(aerospace engineering)
An airfoil feature in which either the thickness or the chord length or both decrease from the root to the tip.
(electricity)
Continuous or gradual change in electrical properties with mechanical position such as rotation or length; for example, continuous change of cross section of a waveguide, or distribution of resistance in a potentiometer.

taper

A gradual diminution of thickness in an elongated object, as in a spire.
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Kaya, "Energy expressions and free vibration analysis of a rotating double tapered Timoshenko beam featuring bending-torsion coupling," International Journal of Engineering Science, vol.
Denoting the turn of the rhombus as point A and positioning the original point of the coordinate system under point A, the Gaussian tapered profile can be expressed as follows:
Tapered Plus has agreed an invoice finance facility along with payment protection with the Bank, which will allow them to take on new larger clients as they grow.
This allows tapered roller bearings used in diffs and other applications to be replaced with ball bearings, with an approximately 60% reduction in torque expected in diff side bearings.
where z is along the propagation direction, [L.sub.tp] is the length of the tapered MMI, and [W.sub.I] and [W.sub.O] are the entrance and exit widths of the tapered MMI, respectively, (Figure 5).
This paper deals with the full range of angles of the multimode tapered dielectric probe.
Chuck5 in 1932 classified arch forms as tapered, square and ovoid.
Available in 3.7mm, 4.1mm, 4.7mm, and 6.0mm sizes, the Tapered Screw-Vent Implant's proprietary, friction-fit, internal hex platform reduces stress on crestal bone and resists abutment screw loosening.
The company said demand for the company's tapered roller bearings has been increasing both in and outside India.
For this reason, heat loss through tapered insulation is not equivalent to heat loss through the same quantity (volume, or average thickness) of constant-thickness insulation.
Now, according to a report in New Scientist, Vera Smolyaninova of Towson University in Baltimore, Maryland, and colleagues have used a convex lens to create the tapered waveguide and trap a rainbow of light.
The paper presents the dynamic modeling of a tapered rotor-bearing system.