Axis of revolution


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(Descriptive Geom.) a straight line about which some line or plane is revolved, so that the several points of the line or plane shall describe circles with their centers in the fixed line, and their planes perpendicular to it, the line describing a surface of revolution, and the plane a solid of revolution.
- Brewster.

See also: Axis

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The axis of revolution is parallel to the rolling axis of the tire.
When analyzing a body whose geometry, loads, prescribed conditions, and response are symmetric about an axis of revolution, users no longer need to model the entire body.
0 puts more power into the designers' hands by allowing them to simplify the analysis done on certain 3D CAD models like thin and thick extrusions, and solids with an axis of revolution.