Schiele's pivot


Schie·​le's pivot
: a pivot having a curved surface which is generated by the revolution of a tractrix about its axis, wearing uniformly, but wasting 50 percent more energy than a flat pivot

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after Christian Schiele, 19th century English engineer

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“Schiele's pivot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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