# centrifugal force

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## centrifugal force

The force that impels a thing, or parts of it, outward from the center of rotation.
See: centrifuge
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The centrifugal force of each control volume [[??].sub.c] can be calculated by the following formula:
The centrifugal microfluidic system uses the centrifugal force to drive and control the microfluids through a variety of burst frequencies.
With the increase of the rotational velocity, centrifugal force (rotational velocity) of the jet increases and partly replaces the electric force to overcome the surface tension, which leads to the decrease of applied voltage.
As centrifugal force was applied by a unit spinning at 6,000 to 8,000 rpm, the cream was delivered near the bottom of the bowl and gradually passed upward from the inner ends of the discs nearest the cream outlet.
The centrifugal force outputs available in the standard range extend from 22 Kgf (216 N) to 23,000 Kgf (225630 N).
We modeled clotting time, centrifugal force, and storage time by rectangular distributions and assumed the probability of analyzing the serum on Modular I to be P = 0.5 and on Modular II P = 0.5.
These instruments use heat, vacuum and centrifugal force to concentrate laboratory samples by separating the solvent from samples suspended in solutions.
The most likely explanation for the overweight star, comments David Branch of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, is that the matter accumulated by the white dwarf revved up the star's rotation, creating a centrifugal force that provided extra support against the crushing force of gravity.
The centrifugal force, due to rotation, pushed metal into the runners and mold cavities, and a vertical vortex formed along the axis of rotation.
Peters used centrifugal force to push the material against the mold cavity for making artillery shells.
"As the ball moves around the loop, two forces act on it: a centrifugal force, which pushes the ball [outward] and against the ramp, and gravity, which pulls it down," says Raymond Penner, a physicist at Malaspina University-College in British Columbia.
Over-center cam action initiates positive mechanical closure of the cutter, aided by centrifugal force, for tool performance.

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