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Definition of ALTERNATOR
: an electric generator for producing alternating current
: a rotating or sliding piece (as an eccentric wheel or a cylinder with an irregular shape) in a mechanical linkage used especially in transforming rotary motion into linear motion or vice versa (from the site)
Any device, such as an automobile radiator, that transfers heat from one fluid to another or to the environment. Also known as exchanger. (from the site)
1. An opening by which a fluid is admitted into a container or conduit.
2. a. The act of taking in.
b. the quantity taken in.
c. Something, especially energy, taken in.
Marine Engineers operate and maintain the propulsion and electrical generation systems onboard ships. They also design and build these complicated systems. (from the site)
Nickel is a versatile element and will alloy with most metals. Complete solid solubility exists between nickel and copper. Wide solubility ranges between iron, chromium, and nickel make possible many alloy combinations. (from the site)
1: water that has not been purified
2: water that has not been distilled (as for use in making ice)
Sinusodial Wave (Sine Wave)
Alternating current does change direction-- standard household electricity is alternating current, because of its flexibility in traveling long distances. It changes direction at a specific frequency-- 60 times per second, or 60 Hz (in the United States, Japan, and a couple of other countries; in Europe the standard is 50 Hz). (from the site)
1. A current-carrying coil of wire that acts like a magnet when a current passes through it.
2. An assembly used as a switch, consisting of a coil and a metal core free to slide along the coil axis under the influence of the magnetic field. (from the site)
A lever or projecting arm that moves or is moved by contact with another part, usually to transmit motion, as between a driving mechanism and a valve. (from the site)
Bernoulli's Principle & MORE
As the velocity of a fluid increases, the pressure exerted by that fluid decreases. Scroll to the bottom and click on NEXT to see illustrations of additional laws and principles.
The Bernoulli Equation can be considered to be a statement of the conservation of energy principle appropriate for flowing fluids. (from the site)
Engineering Toolbox - Stoichiometric Ratio
Stoichiometric or Theoretical Combustion is the ideal combustion process where fuel is burned completely. (from the site)
From Motor Age, October 11. The article provides the background and role of fuel system components that should work together to deliver the right fuel amount to the engine in any circumstance. (from the article)