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A material deterioration due to the co-joint action of corrosion and mechanical action.



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LIQUID EROSION

Removal of films or metal by mechanical action and corrosion of active metal.

NIBBLING

Contour cutting of material by the action of a reciprocating punch that takes repeated small bites as the work is passed beneath it.

MAUPERTIUS' PRINCIPLE

The principle of least action is sufficient to determine the motion of a mechanical system.

ELECTROSTATIC LOUDSPEAKER

A loudspeaker in which the mechanical forces are produced by the action of electrostatic fields; in one type the fields are produced between a thin charges at rest, their electric fields, and potentials.

BASE

A material which neutralizes acids. An oil additive containing colloidally dispersed metal carbonate, used to reduce corrosive wear.

WEAR

The attrition or rubbing away of the surface of a material as a result of mechanical action.

COUPON

Polished metal strip of specified size and weight used to detect the corrosive action of liquid or gas products or to test the efficiency of corrosion-inhibitor additives. Also known as corrosion coupon.

AEROBIC-ANAEROBIC INTERFACE

That point in bacterial action in the body of a sewage sludge or compost heap where both aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms participate, and the decomposition of the material goes no further.

ECCENTRIC VALVE

A rubber-lined slurry or fluid valve with an eccentric rotary cut-off body to reduce corrosion and wear on mechanical moving valve parts.

MAGNETIC CUTTER

[ENG ACOUS] A cutter in which the mechanical displacements of the recording stylus are produced by the action of magnetic fields.

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