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The speed were vibration increases to a point were the unit may self disintegrate.

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A boxlike structure for the connection of circulating tubes to the longi The angular speed at which a rotating shaft becomes dynamically unstable with large lateral amplitudes, due to resonance with the natural frequencies of lateral vibration of the shaft.


Rate of motion. The terms SPEED and VELOCITY are often used interchangeably but SPEED is a scalar, having magnitude only while VELOCITY is a vector quantity, having both magnitude and direction. Rate of motion in a straight line is called linear speed, while change of direction per unit time is called angular velocity. Subsonic, sonic, and supersonic refer to speeds respectively less than, equal to, greater than the speed of sound in standard air at sea level. Transonic speeds are those in the range in which flow patterns change from subsonic to supersonic, or vice versa.


A historical speed measuring device consisting of a weighted wooden quadrant (quarter of a circle) attached to a bridle in such a manner that it will float in a vertical position, and a line with equally spaced knots, usually each 47 feet 3 inches apart. Speed is measured by casting the quadrant overboard and counting the number of knots paid out in a unit of time, usually 28 seconds.


A device for determining the course and speed over the ground in shallow water consisting of a lead or weight attached to a line. The lead is thrown overboard and allowed to rest on the bottom. The course over ground is indicated by the direction the line tends and the speed by the amount of line paid out in a unit of time.


A unit of mechanical mobility, equal to the reciprocal of 1 mechanical ohm.


The maximummechanical energy stored per unit volume of ma-terial when it is stressed to its elastic limit.


A value, quantity, or magnitude in terms of which other values, quantities, or magnitudes are expressed. In general, a unit is fixed by definition and is independent of such physical conditions as temperature.


A unit of measure commonly used in water analysis for the measurement of impurities in water. (17.1 grains = 1 part per million


Measure of ability of being compressed. The change in volume of a unit volume of a fluid when subjected to a unit change of pressure.


A unit of volume equal to 32 cubic feet or approximately 0.90614 cubic meter; used for many hydrometallurgical, hydraulic, and other industrial purposes.

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