dead center definition

  • noun:
    • The point at the end of each swing of a moving crank and connecting rod where both lie in the same straight-line while the turning force used by the linking pole is zero. Also referred to as dead-point.
    • The position associated with crank of a piston when it is good connecting pole
    • In mech., that position of the hands of a link-motion in which they coincide with all the type of centers—that is, if the links are in similar straight-line.
    • the career of a crank when it's in line with the connecting pole and never applying torque
  • adjective:
    • either of two points within the orbit of a crank, from which the crank and linking rod lay a straight range. It corresponds towards end of a stroke; as, the and B are lifeless facilities associated with crank procedure where the crank C drives, or is driven by, the lever L.

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