# END FLOAT

Also called axial misalignment. It is a condition where shafts could be in angular and parallel alignment. However, the shafts move in and out relative to each other.

## Related Terms

### GREENWICH HOUR ANGLE

Angular distance west of the Greenwich celestial meridian; the arc of the celestial equator, or the angle at the celestial pole, between the upper branch of the Greenwich celestial meridian and the hour circle of a point on the celestial sphere, measured westward from the Greenwich celestial meridian throug

### HALF-POWER POINTS

Power ratios used to define the angular width of a radar beam. One convention defines beam width as the angular width between points at which the field strength is 71 percent of its maximum value. Expressed in terms of power ratio, this convention defines beam width as the angular width between half-power points. A second convention defines beam width as the angular width between points at which the field strength is 50 percent of its maximum value. Expressed in terms of power ratio, the latter convention defines beam width as the angular width between quarter- power points.

### GRID MAGNETIC ANGLE

Angular difference in direction between grid north and magnetic north. It is measured east or west from grid north. Grid magnetic angle is sometimes called GRID VARIATION or GRIVATION.

### GRID TRACK

The direction of the track relative to grid north

### HELIOCENTRIC

Relative to the sun as a center

### LAMINAR FLOW

A flow situation in which fluid moves in parallel lamina or layers.

### FRICTION

The resisting force encountered at the common boundary between two bodies when, under the action of an external force, one body, moves or tends to move relative to the surface of the other.

### SHEAR RATE

The difference between the velocities along the parallel faces of a fluid element divided by the distance between the faces.

### BYPASS FILTRATION

A system of filtration in which only a portion of the total flow of a circulating fluid system passes through a filter at any instant or in which a filter having its own circulating pump operates in parallel to the main flow.

### FRETTING

Wear phenomena taking place between two surfaces having oscillatory relative motion of small amplitude.