Hysteresis

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Hysteresis

Used to characterize a lagging effect. Firms may fail to enter markets that appear attractive, or firms that are once invested in a market may persist in operating at a loss. The effect is characteristic of investments with high entry and exit costs along with high uncertainty.

Hysteresis

In economics, a situation or indicator that persists despite evidence that it should not. For example, the unemployment rate tends to remain high even after GDP growth has resumed, in part because business owners are afraid that growth will turn negative again even if they have no rational reason for believing so. One may think of hysteresis as an economy's collective memory. See also: Lagging indicator.
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However, there is a correlation between the logarithmic decrement and the hysteresis losses. The increase in hysteresis losses leads to an increase in the heat build-up within the vibration isolating material, which often has a negative effect on the life of the vibration isolator.
The electrical losses of a PM AC machine include, i.e., eddy current and hysteresis losses in the stator and rotor cores, eddy current and hysteresis loss in the permanent magnet and copper loss of the stator winding.
Model 2300 motors are suitable for use in applications that require ultra-smooth velocity, virtually no eddy current and hysteresis losses, no measurable cogging and a high peak torque to continuous torque ratio.
The new Model 2300 series of motors from ThinGap, LLC, of Ventura, Calif., combine very smooth operation and no measurable cogging with very low eddy current or hysteresis losses and a high peak-to-continuous-torque ratio.
Hysteresis losses irreversibly convert to heat when an elastomer is dynamically stressed.
* Eddy currents and hysteresis losses are negligible