center of curvature


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Noun1.center of curvature - the center of the circle of curvature
midpoint, centre, center - a point equidistant from the ends of a line or the extremities of a figure
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COCOA WEBB: The Center of Curvature Optical Assembly, or COCOA is a piece of equipment that will measure the accuracy of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope's primary mirror, to ensure the mirrors are perfectly shaped and will work in the frosty environment of space.
The torispherical geometry is composed of two circular arcs; (i) the torus region (knuckle) of smaller radius with center of curvature located off the centroidal axis and (ii) the spherical dome (crown) with larger radius as shown in Fig.

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