An external or internal rib, or rim, for strength, as the flange of an iron beam; or for a guide, as the flange of a car wheel (see Car wheel.); or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc.
For pipe, a metal collar drilled with bolt holes and attached to the pipe with its flat surface at right angles to the pipe axis so that it can be securely bolted to a mating flange on a valve, another pipe section, etc.
The vertical edge, as positioned on the vehicle, that the tire is seated against and allows the tire to be firmly held on the wheel. The outboard flange is on the face of the wheel. The inboard flange is opposite the face.
Disc-shaped projection extending from or around the periphery of a receptacle connector designed to house O-ring sealing devices, fasteners or other mounting hardware. A flange may also be used to provide a greater surface area of metal material to aid in weld or solder mount attachment of receptacle connectors to bulkheads. The provision of various shapes and diameters of connector flanges is a common requirement in custom hermetic connector designs.
a "lip" or edge at the connecting edge of a dolls arm, leg or head which allows it to be joined to the dolls body. Much the same way a baby bottle nipple is connected to a baby bottle. In the case of cloth body dolls, the flange forms a place for either stitching or twisted wire to attach the limbs or head.
The turned edge of a shape or girder which acts to resist a bending movement. A casting or forging which may be attached to a pipe forming a flange or projecting rim suitable for bolting the pipe secure. Some pipe flanges are worked as an integral part of the pipe.
The fundamental element of the wheel-on-rail guidance system. The inner edge of each wheel is shaped to a larger diameter than the wheel tread resting on the rail to act as a guide for the wheel set. The two flanges of the wheels on an axle guide the wheel set to follow the route of the track. A characteristic squealing sound can often be heard on sharp curves as the outer wheels' flanges slice along the inner edges of the rails.
An additional piece of wood or metal that is attached to a framing member. The flange allows for easier nailing or screwing of the framing member. Flange can also refer to rubber gasket which seals stacks which penetrate the roof.
A short external section of the barrel, with a large diameter, through which bolt holes have been placed to either assist in mounting the barrel to the machine, or to which an end cap, die adapter or other member is fastened. It may also add strength to that section of the barrel.
An effect created by layering two identical sounds with a slight delay (1- 20 mS) and slightly modulating the delay of one or both of the sounds. The term comes from the early days of tape recording when delay effects were created by grabbing the flanges of the tape reels to change the tape speed.
An effect that is created when the same sound is played over itself but one of the copies is offset very slightly. After the initial offset (which is not required but is nice so the note isn't twice as loud at the beginning), an extremely slight pitch bend will produce a "whoosh" sound. This effect used to be done with reel to reel tape recorders by slowing down one reel and then releasing it to let it catch up.
unnatural but very interesting and pleasing effect achieved by, in some manner (e.g., feedback, mixing), combining a delay modulated signal with to its dry signal with either positive or negative polarity
That portion of the rubber part of the mold that contains the tabs and runs out to the edge of the mold. Does not include either the specimen impression or the reservoir portions of the mold. Syn. with apron, sill.
or "fin" - An extended portion of the window frame that protrudes beyond the nominal dimension of the window, a flange may be either integral to the mainframe or snap applied. A center flange extends from approximately the center of the frame depth and allows the window to be installed directly to the rough framed opening in new construction prior to the installation of the exterior building finish. A front flange is used in remodeling applications where windows are being replaced and it is desirable to cover a portion of the existing construction around the windows perimeter. Front flanges are available in a variety of sizes.
When something unexpected happens and somebody quickly improvises a way to get it back on the plot whether badly or not. "What!! They killed the Nun with all the information. Er... Okay her ghost turns up and tells them that the only way to kill the demon is with a magical lantern." syn. cheese, plot, plottage
A surface or section of a part designed specifically as an attachment point for connecting two parts together. Often the word flange is used to describe the entire part if it is a simple cover plate or pan.