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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 objective of the present work concerns the numerical study of internal fluid flow in a centrifugal pump and the behaviour of three different forms of volutes under pressure load.
I flipped to Ionic: "Name of one of the three orders of Grecian architecture (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian), characterized by the two lateral volutes of the capital.
The turbopump also includes a preburner volute casting and forward and rear shrouds, both cast in fine-grain Inconel 718.
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.
Un beau texte, remarquablement servi par une mise en scene fascinante, [beaucoup moins que]Les volutes de la flamme froide[beaucoup plus grand que] est un spectacle oE l'intelligence, la poesie et la drolerie du texte sont magnifiees de maniere epoustouflante par les effets theatraux.
The work Structure, for example, features a Chinese blue-and-white bowl that serves as the base for a mish-mash of classical European architectural ornaments: a pastiche of Corinthian acanthus leaves and ionic volutes that rises upward like a massive stylised flower.
KEY WORDS: volutes, marine snail, Zidona dufresnei, coastal fishery, Argentine Sea
The pedestal, supported by lion's feet, flanked by winged seraphs perched on volutes, is a virtual encyclopedia of High Renaissance ornaments: garlands, rams' heads, masks, and urns.
The adjacent room is a functional space (the office), and it was likewise decorated with analogous floral volutes, in the same patently mawkish adolescent style.
It should alarm no one that the horizon collects behind the leaves volutes
Valeria sinks into despair: "La vie la quittait telle de l'eau qui s'ecoulerait d'un verre transparent, obeissant a l'injonction d'un illusionniste: cette vie que l'on dissipe en pierres multicolores, en papotages, en reves etranges et insaisissables, en maux de dents et en volutes de fumee s'elevant d'une allumette fraichement eteinte.
His right arm, bent slightly and encased in grey vambrances and cowter, holds a weapon that resembles a northern Italian thrusting sword with a short purple blade edged in gold, gold quillions terminating in upturned volutes, and a grey hilt with a pointed gold pommel.