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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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with dA is the cross section element, [q.sub.v] is flow rate and b is volute width.
where [R.sub.3] is radius of the volute base and [R.sub.[theta]] is spiral radius.
In this work a Newtonian and No-Newtonian internal liquid flow with three different volute configuration have been investigated.
etc.).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.
Table Characteristics of meshing Characteristics CFX-5 Simulation domain impeller (5 blades) + volute Mesh of conduct Non-structured Mesh of impeller Structured Mesh of volute Non-structured Input condition Total Pressure = 101325 Pa Conduit/impeller interface Frozen-rotor Impeller/volute interface Frozen-rotor Output condition Flow rate: 163.8 Kg/s Turbulence model k-[epsilon] Numerical scheme Second order Average residu (RSM) K04 6.
In each volute, the evolution of velocity magnitude, total pressure and shear stress are calculated for Newtonian and No-Newtonian case as illustrated on (Figs.
Coda: I've since invited my nephew back, but have promised not to discuss volutes.
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."
volute: a spiral ornament, found especially in the capitals of Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders.
But what claim did an Ionic volute have on the attention of a larger print audience?
The drawings provided Diana with models (like the one for the print of the volute) and the bureaucratic know-how provided a distinguished legal framework for her Roman operations, specifically, in obtaining a papal privilege.
We saw Diana and her husband making reference to it again in the provenance of the Ionic volute. Nine years after the death of Daniele da Volterra, Diana Mantuana, identified in the papal privilege as the wife of the architect Francesco Capriani, gave that identity an emblematic image with an engraving of a Michelangelesque image by a Volterran painter from a church behind St.