An iceberg with steep sides and a flat top. The length-to-height ratio is less than 5:1



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TILTED BLOCKY ICEBERG

A blocky iceberg which has tilted to present a triangular shape from the side.

TABULAR ICEBERG

A flat-topped iceberg with length-to-height ratio greater than 5:1. Most tabular bergs form by calving from an ice shelf and show horizontal banding.

DUTY CYCLE

An expression of the fraction of the total time of pulse radar that radio-frequency energy is radiated. It is the ratio of pulse length to pulse repetition time.

FAIRING

The process of bevelling the stem, chine, sheers, keel, and frames so that the planking will have flat surfaces to glue and fasten to. A fair hull is one with no dips or bumps in the longitudinal lines of the hull. Fairness is checked by sighting down the longitudinal lines.

ELECTRIC DRIVE

A mechanism which transmits motion from one shaft to another and controls the velocity ratio of the shafts by electrical means.

FIN EFFICIENCY

In extended-surface heatexchange equations, the ratio of the mean temperature difference from surface-to-fluid divided by the temperature difference from fin-to-fluid at the base or root of the fin.

PALLET

A flat tray, generally made of wood but occasionally of steel, on which goods particularly those in boxes, cartons or bags, can be stacked. Its purpose is to facilitate the movement of such goods, mainly by the use of forklift trucks.

AXLE RATIO

In an automotive vehicle, the ratio of the speed in revolutions per minute of the drive shaft to that of the drive wheels.

COEFFICIENT OF STRAIN

For a substance undergoing a one-dimensional strain, the ratio of the distance along the strain axis between two points in the body, to the distance between the same points when the body is undeformed.

PLATEN

1.A flat plate against which something rests or is pressed. 2. The rubber-covered roller of a typewriter against which paper is pressed when struck by the typebars. 2. A flat surface for exchanging heat in a boiler or heat exchanger which may have extended heat transfer surfaces.

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