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Weight distribution refers to the apportioning of weight within a vehicle, but is used most often to refer to cars, airplanes, and watercraft. In the physical sciences, weight by Definition VIII, per Newtons Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy or Principia, is an upward force exerted on matter to deny the body from entering freefall as a result of gravity, a centripetal accleration field. ... Vehicles are non-living means of transportation. ... Cars may refer to: Cars (song), a single by Gary The man Jenkins Cars (film), Pixar/Disney movie, scheduled for release in 2006 The Cars, the New Wave band CARS, Coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy See also Car (disambiguation) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with... This article refers to the tool of travel. ... A watercraft is a vehicle designed to float on and move across (or through) water for pleasure, physical exercise (in the case of many small boats), transporting people and/or goods, or military missions. ...


Weight distribution will affect a variety of characteristics of a vehicle, including handling, acceleration, traction, and component life. Ideal weight distribution will vary from vehicle to vehicle and from application to application. For example, the weight distribution for a dedicated drag car will be different from that of a car built for road racing. A Top Fuel dragster, the ultimate in drag racing. ... Road racing can be a term involving road running, road bicycle races, or automobile races. ...


In the airline industry, load balancing is used to evenly distribute the weight of passengers, cargo, and fuel throughout an aircraft. A Boeing 747-400 belonging to Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... In computing, load balancing is a technique used to spread work between many processes, computers, disks or other resources. ... Airbus A380 An aircraft is any machine capable of atmospheric flight. ...


In large aircraft and ships, multiple fuel tanks and pumps are often used, so that as fuel is consumed, the remaining fuel can be positioned to keep the vehicle balanced, and to reduce stability problems associated with the free surface effect. Italian ship-rigged vessel Amerigo Vespucci in New York Harbor, 1976 A ship is a large, sea-going watercraft, sometimes with multiple decks. ... A fuel tank is part of an engine system in which the fuel is stored and released into the engine. ... The metacentric height (GM) is a characteristic of a ship which helps determines its stability in the water. ...


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Weight distribution of the head of a golf club - Patent 5078400 (2785 words)
The distance between the hosel and tip weights is maximized as a result of their respective geometries relative to the center of gravity of the club head, and the stability of the club head is increased both about a horizontal axis and about a vertical axis through the center of gravity.
Two versions of the present invention are disclosed, one having a weight distribution that is non-uniform horizontally of the club head, and that includes peaks in the weight distribution adjacent the tip of the club head and to a lesser extent in the hosel area of the golf club.
In the second version of the invention the weight distribution horizontally of the club head is relatively constant, and although weights are preferably added to the tip of the club head and to the hosel area the purpose of these weights is to contribute to this generally uniform horizontal weight distribution.
Trailer Hitch Weight Distribution (470 words)
Weight Distributing Hitch Systems are designed to increase the capacity of the towing system when added to a Class III, IV or V trailer hitch.
Rather than merely supporting the trailer tongue weight (TW), weight distributing hitches apply leverage between the towing vehicle and trailer causing the TW to be carried by all axles of the tow vehicle and trailer.
A weight distributing system includes a receiver or hitch attached to the tow vehicle, a hitch head mounted on a shank that fits into the receiver opening, a spring bar assembly that fits into the hitch head, and hook-up brackets that connect the other end of the spring bars to the trailer frame with chain.
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