a safety mechanism on a hoist, crane, etc, that consists of revolving brake shoes that are driven outwards by centrifugal force into contact with a fixed brake drum when the rope drum revolves at excessive speed
casting that utilizes centrifugal force within a spinning mold to force the metal against the walls.
- Centrifugal clutch
noun (engineering) an automatic clutch in which the friction surfaces are engaged by weighted levers acting under centrifugal force at a certain speed of rotation
an outward force on a body rotating about an axis, assumed equal and opposite to the centripetal force and postulated to account for the phenomena seen by an observer in the rotating body. noun a fictitious force that can be thought of as acting outwards on any body that rotates or moves along a curved […]
- Centrifugal nerve
centrifugal nerve n. See efferent nerve.