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Designer's lines derived from drafted slices drawn parallel to the centreline of a ships waterline plan and transposed to its profile plan.

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CAPACITY PLAN

A plan outlining the spaces available for fuel, cargo, ballast, fresh water, etc, with guides on weight and volume for spaces at various drafts and displacements

LAMINAR FLOW

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

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.

SEA CHEST

An opening for supplying seawater to condensers, pumps, etc. located in the hull below the waterline and having means for the attachment of the associated piping

GRID PARALLEL

A line parallel to a grid equator, connecting all points of equal grid latitude

HOUR-GLASS EFFECT

A radarscope phenomenon which appears as a constriction or expansion of the display near the center of the plan position indicator, which can be caused by a nonlinear time base or the sweep plot starting on the radar indicator at the same instant as the transmission of the pulse. The phenomenon is most apparent when in narrow rivers or close to shore.

HORIZONTAL

Parallel to the plane of the horizon; perpendicular to the direction of gravity

WOBBLE PLATE

Type of compressor designed to compress gas, with piston motion parallel to crankshaft.

SWASH PLATE

Type of compressor designed to compress gas, with piston motion parallel to crankshaft.
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