Angle of torsion


Angle of torsion
Torsion Tor"sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end or part of it about a longitudinal axis, while the other is held fast or turned in the opposite direction. [1913 Webster]

2. (Mech.) That force with which a thread, wire, or rod of any material, returns, or tends to return, to a state of rest after it has been twisted; torsibility. [1913 Webster]

{Angle of torsion} (of a curve) (Geom.), the indefinitely small angle between two consecutive osculating planes of a curve of double curvature.

{Moment of torsion} (Mech.) the moment of a pair of equal and opposite couples which tend to twist a body.

{Torsion balance} (Physics.), an instrument for estimating very minute forces, as electric or magnetic attractions and repulsions, by the torsion of a very slender wire or fiber having at its lower extremity a horizontal bar or needle, upon which the forces act.

{Torsion scale}, a scale for weighing in which the fulcra of the levers or beams are strained wires or strips acting by torsion. [1913 Webster]


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  • angle de torsion — sąsūkos kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. angle of torsion; torsion angle; torsional angle vok. Drallwinkel, m; Torsionswinkel, m; Verdrehungswinkel, m rus. угол закрутки, m; угол кручения, m pranc. angle de torsion, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • angle of torsion — sąsūkos kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. angle of torsion; torsion angle; torsional angle vok. Drallwinkel, m; Torsionswinkel, m; Verdrehungswinkel, m rus. угол закрутки, m; угол кручения, m pranc. angle de torsion, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • angle of torsion — or angle of twist : the angle through which a radial section of a body (as a wire or a shaft) deflects from its normal position when the body is subjected to torque …   Useful english dictionary

  • angle — [ ɑ̃gl ] n. m. • XIIe; lat. angulus 1 ♦ Cour. Saillant ou rentrant formé par deux lignes ou deux surfaces qui se coupent. ⇒ arête, coin, encoignure, renfoncement. À l angle de la rue. Former un angle, être en angle. La maison qui fait l angle,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Torsion — Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn one end… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torsion balance — Torsion Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Torsion scale — Torsion Tor sion, n. [F., fr. LL. torsio, fr. L. torquere, tortum, to twist. See {Torture}.] 1. The act of turning or twisting, or the state of being twisted; the twisting or wrenching of a body by the exertion of a lateral force tending to turn… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • torsion — [ tɔrsjɔ̃ ] n. f. • déb. XIVe; tortion « colique » XIIIe; bas lat. tortio 1 ♦ Action de tordre (I); déformation que l on fait subir à un solide en imprimant à l une de ses parties un mouvement de rotation transversal (les autres parties restant… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • torsion angle — angle of torsion the angle between the axes of any two different portions of long bones, such as between the head and neck of the femur and its long axis …   Medical dictionary

  • torsion angle — sąsūkos kampas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. angle of torsion; torsion angle; torsional angle vok. Drallwinkel, m; Torsionswinkel, m; Verdrehungswinkel, m rus. угол закрутки, m; угол кручения, m pranc. angle de torsion, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas