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A rudder design where the pivot point and the center of its area meet, reducing the effort needed to turn it.

It has about 20% of the rudder area forward of the rudder axis.

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SISTER SHIPS

Ships built on the same design.

INTERFACIAL TENSION (IFT)

The energy per unit area present at the boundary of two immiscible liquids. It is usually expressed in dynes/cm (ASTM Designation D 971.)

HIGH

An area of high pressure. Since a high is, on a synoptic chart, always associated with anticyclonic circulation, the term is used interchangeably with ANTICYCLONE

HORN ANTENNA

An antenna consisting of a waveguide the cross-sectional area of which increases toward the open end. Often shortened to HORN.

PERMEABILITY

The relationship of flow per unit area to differential pressure across a filter medium.

HOLD-UP

The cross-sectional area locally occupied by one of the phases of a multiphase flow, relative to the cross-sectional area of the conduit at the same local position.

MULTIPHASE FRACTION METER

A device for measuring the phase area fractions of oil, gas and water of a multiphase flow through a cross-section of a conduit.

PHASE AREA FRACTION

The cross-sectional area locally occupied by one of the phases of a multiphase flow, relative to the cross-sectional area of the conduit at the same local position.

ICE COVER

The ratio, expressed in tenths, of the amount of ice to the total area of sea surface in a defined area; this locale may be global, hemispheric, or a specific geographic entity.

MULTIPHASE METER

A device for measuring the phase area fractions and flow rates of oil, gas and water of a multiphase flow through a cross-section of a conduit. It is necessary to specify whether the multiphase meter measures volume or mass flow rates.
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