Contact mechanics is the study of the deformation of solids that touch each other at one or more points. Hertzian contact stress refers to the localized ... more
A bending moment is the reaction induced in a structural element when an external force or moment is applied to the element causing the element to bend. ... more
In the design of fluid bearings, the Sommerfeld number (S), or bearing characteristic number, is a dimensionless quantity used extensively in hydrodynamic ... more
The dimensionless magnetic Reynolds number, is also used in cases where there is no physical fluid involved.
The magnetic Reynolds number is the ... more
A piston is the moving component that is contained by a cylinder and is made gas-tight by piston rings. In an engine, its purpose is to transfer force from ... more
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