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solid of revolution

n.
A volume generated by the rotation of a plane figure about an axis in its plane.
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The body of revolution is an important target in electromagnetic field computation.
The simulated results suggest that the ADI-BOR-MRTD scheme can save more CPU time and memory than the FDTD and MRTD methods, which proves that the ADI-BOR-MRTD scheme is practicable, especially in the body of revolution case.
In this paper the drag coefficient and the capacity characteristics of a corresponding slender body of revolution (with a small ratio of maximum diameter D to length L) have been calculated for different animals, human athletes, and submarines in order to compare them in terms of swimming efficiency.
Frictional Drag on a Slender Body of Revolution. To estimate laminar frictional drag on a slender body of revolution, the Mangler-Stepanov transformations (see, e.g., [5]), which reduce the rotationally symmetric boundary layer equations to a two-dimensional case, can be used.
Through sacrifice small viscous force, spherical crown pressure force can be reduced dramatically on the blunt body of revolution, so the total force also reduced.
Ziolkowski, "Body of Revolution Finite-difference Time-domain Modeling of Space Time Focusing by a Three-dimensional Lens," J.