Overlap meaning

Overlap definition

1. The part of the spray band that covers the previous application of paint. A 50% overlap on each stroke is generally recommended.
2. The number of degrees of crankshaft rotation where the both the intake and exhaust valves are open at the same time. This situation will occur only at the end of the exhaust stroke and the beginning of the following intake stroke . Also see valve overlap .

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