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Synonyms for bulb


Synonyms for bulb

a modified bud consisting of a thickened globular underground stem serving as a reproductive structure

electric lamp consisting of a transparent or translucent glass housing containing a wire filament (usually tungsten) that emits light when heated by electricity

a rounded part of a cylindrical instrument (usually at one end)

anything with a round shape resembling a teardrop

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a rounded dilation or expansion in a canal or vessel or organ

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Bulbous bow is a protruding bulb at the front of a ship just below the waterline.
Computed non-linear free surface features around the bulbous bow are shown in Fig.
Endo, "Experimental and numerical study on the collapse strength of the bulbous bow structure in oblique collision," Marine Technology, vol.
The four vessels with a DWT of 58,500 tonnes will employ a new hull design - without bulbous bow - assuring that the vessels will have a substantial saving on fuel consumption.
The Ford had the lower section of its bulbous bow lifted into place earlier this year.
The most obvious changes from the original Titanic would be below the water line, including welding rather than rivets, a bulbous bow for greater fuel efficiency and enlarged rudder and bow thrusters for increased maneuverability, Palmer said.
The developed procedure proved to be effective, and the idea is to enhance the potential flow solver to obtain a nonlinear potential flow solution for more accurate results in optimization of the hulls with bulbous bow.
"As well as a deep-V hull to provide excellent performance, sea-keeping and manoeuvrability, we have incorporated an anti-slamming bow profile which is combined with an efficient bulbous bow.
Appledore is now manufacturing the huge bulbous bow of the vessel--a module which at first glance looks similar to a conventional submarine.
Regarding "Big Apple To The Tropics," Cruise of the Month, Cruise Travel, August 2004: I know that modern cruise ships have side stabilizers to reduce roll, and a bulbous bow to reduce pitch, but the North Atlantic in the winter is still the North Atlantic.
Ronald Reagan's keel was laid in 1998, then hull construction began, and two years later a newly designed bulbous bow (above) was attached.
A conventional LPG ship has a box-shaped tank that stretches to the bow, and is equipped with a bulbous bow, which protrudes at the bottom and lessens the impact of waves.