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volute

1. a carved ornament, esp as used on an Ionic capital, that has the form of a spiral scroll
2. any of the whorls of the spirally coiled shell of a snail or similar gastropod mollusc
3. any tropical marine gastropod mollusc of the family Volutidae, typically having a spiral shell with beautiful markings
4. a tangential part, resembling the volute of a snail's shell, that collects the fluids emerging from the periphery of a turbine, impeller pump, etc.
5. Machinery moving in a spiral path

Volute

A spiral, scroll-like ornament having a twisted or rolled shape, found most often on the capital of the Ionic column.

volute

[və′lüt]
(design engineering)
A spiral casing for a centrifugal pump or a fan designed so that speed will be converted to pressure without shock.

volute

volute, 1
1. A spiral scroll, as on Ionic, Corinthian, or Composite capitals, or on consoles, etc.
2. A stair crook having an easement with a spiral section of stair rail.
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The mesh is made using ANSYS ICEM CFD It is of tetrahedral type structured for the wheel and unstructured for the conduct and volute (Fig.
Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1994], 201-9) suggest that the objects which Littauer and Crouwel interpret as "winnowing shovels" in the Arslan Tepe seal impression were rather some kind of "strange angular volute form.
With convex cutting edges, volute point, and unique geometry, the drills are available in 2 lengths, jobber and intermediate, and in solid and oilfeed versions.
His main course also came from the specials list: organic salmon on bubble and squeak with pea volute sauce (pounds 12.
long volute housing, produced by Vestshell, is part of a turbo pump assembly for a military aircraft engine.
The Corinthian capital has typically two distinct rows of acanthus leaves above which appear eight fluted sheaths, from each of which spring two helices, of which one curls beneath a corner of the abacus as half of a volute and the other curls beneath the center of the abacus.
Most unusual, though, was the signature of a woman under several lines of Latin text engraved beneath the image, explicitly dedicating it to students of architecture: "This volute from an ancient capital of a Numidian stone column of the composite order, in St.
discharge]) is varied resulting in a gradual contraction throughout the turn, analogous to the curved volute of a centrifugal fan/pump as shown in Figure 5.
Modern computational tools, together with expanded test capabilities, have been used to design compressor stages with high efficiency and a wide operating range by carefully optimising each individual impeller and diffuser, together with the inlet system and the discharge volute.
First Sunbelt identified the key components of the pumps that would require heat to reduce the possibility of freezing--the priming tank, check valve and volute, the casing that receives the fluid being pumped by the impeller.
Several configurations were tested and evaluated such as movable side walls volute and variable geometry stators, Capobianco and Gambarotta [2].