Rotor may refer to:

  • A rotating part of a mechanical device, for example in an electric motor, generator, alternator or pump.

In engineering:

  • Rotor (electric), the non-stationary part of an alternator or electric motor, operating with a stationary element called the stator.
  • Helicopter rotor, the rotary wing(s) of a rotorcraft such as a helicopter
  • ROTOR, a former radar project in the UK following the Second World War
  • Rotor (turbine), the rotor of a turbine powered by fluid pressure
  • Rotor (crank), a variable-angle bicycle crank
  • Rotor (brake), the disc of a disc brake, in U.S. terminology
  • Rotor (brake mechanism), a device that allows the handlebars and fork to revolve indefinitely without tangling the rear brake cable
  • Rotor (distributor), a component of the ignition system of an internal combustion engine
  • Rotor (engine), the powered part of a pistonless rotary engine
  • Rotor (antenna), an electric motor that rotates an antenna to the direction of transmission or reception

In computing:

  • Rotor machine, the rotating wheels used in certain cipher machines, such as the German Enigma machine
  • Rotor (software project), the former code name for Microsoft's shared source implementation of its Common Language Infrastructure

In mathematics:

  • Rotor (mathematics), an n-blade object in geometric algebra, which rotates another n-blade object about a fixed or translated point
  • Curl (mathematics), known as rotor in some countries, a vector operator that shows a vector field's rate of rotation

In medicine:

  • Rotor syndrome, a rare liver disorder

In biology and chemistry:

  • The rotating part of a centrifuge, which also holds the samples

In other fields:

  • SC Rotor Volgograd, a Russian football club
  • Rotor (Sonic the Hedgehog), a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog universe
  • Rotor (ride), the trade name for an amusement ride
  • Rotor (meteorology), a turbulent horizontal vortex that forms in the trough of lee waves
  • Rotor, a space colony in Isaac Asimov's novel Nemesis
  • R.O.T.O.R., a 1989 science fiction/action movie
  • Vibrator (sex toy), a Japanese usage of similar sounds in English. Also spelt as rotar.

Other articles related to "rotor":

Sud-Ouest Djinn - Design and Development
... same tip jet system but relied on compressed air being fed to the ends of the rotor blades ... Because of the non-torque rotor propulsion it did not need an anti-torque tail rotor ...
Super Rotor Andorinha
... The Super Rotor AC.4 Andorinha ("Swallow") was a sport autogyro first produced in Brazil in the 1960s ... consisting of an open framework supporting the pilot's seat, rotor mast, engine mounting and tail fin ... Francisco Mattis purchased the prototype and manufacturing rights and founded Super Rotor (now Montalva) of São Paolo to produce the aircraft ...
Switched Reluctance Motor - Operating Principle
... The rotor however has no magnets or coils attached ... is delivered to the stator windings, the rotor's magnetic reluctance creates a force that attempts to align the rotor with the powered windings ... to arrange in a fashion that is properly timed to the movement of the rotor - brushes could be used, but this would eliminate most of the advantages of ...
List Of Aircraft (R) - R - Rotor Sport
... (Rotor Sport Helicopters Inc, Milnesville PA.) Rotor Sport Coupe RSH-1A. ...
Carter PAV
... two-bladed, compound autogyro developed by Carter Aviation Technologies to demonstrate slowed rotor technology ... The design has an unpowered rotor mounted on top of the fuselage, wings like a conventional fixed-wing aircraft mounted underneath, and a controllable pitch pusher propeller at the rear of the fuselage ... Tungsten weights (75 pounds each) are placed in the rotor tips to enhance rotational energy and to reduce flapping ...