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armature

(ar′mă-chŭr) [L. armatura, armor]
1. In biology, a structure that serves to protect or is used to attack a predator (e.g., a stinger).
2. A part of an electrical generator, consisting of a coil of insulated wire mounted around a soft iron core.
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Region A is where both drive current and armature thickness are relatively small.
In the electrical circuit model, the inductance L and resistance [R.sub.u] vary with the armature motion.
where m is the number of phases and [i.sub.o] (usually, [i.sub.o] = 2,3,4, ...) the number of MR segments or FMPs per armature winding pole per phase.
(Koons' puppy is a West Highland Terrier.) Once sketches are complete, distribute wire and give students time to complete their armature. If desired, students can create an exterior using silk or paper flowers, or another material that can be inserted into the spaces of the armature.
Under load conditions the currents in the armature winding of the PM generator will create the secondary magnetic field, which will cause the armature to react affecting the resulting magnetic field.
Reed relays offer higher switching speeds than armature relays and have higher voltage and current handling capability than FETs.
Gardner Co., Inc., Pompano Beach, Fla., features a linear free-floating armature that can follow the contours of plastic parts such as auto interior components.
The ultrastructure of pharyngeal armature was investigated in the larval Drosophila melanogaster, which principally feeds on yeasts and bacteria.
"I planned this project partly because I wanted to give lesbians stronger psychological armature against homophobia," says Faderman.
A streak camera records signals from a crushed fiber-optic diagnostic system, which is used to provide a temporal record of the armature impact with the generator stator (this diagnostic will be described in detail below).
Later, Katja Wirth hauls and mauls Jackson by those handles in "I Hate a Man Like You." Feld-trained protege Jassen Virolas scurries around madly on tippytoe as a cartoonish "Sheik of Araby." And in a surrealist treatment of "Sweet Sue (Just You)" Philip Gardner, featureless in a blank mask, moons over a disembodied torso floating around him on a wire armature, just out of reach.
The rings are then mounted on rollers in such a way that studs on different rings would be lined up in a special way beneath an armature resembling the arm of a phonograph.