Ansys Employee

That is correct. Is you want to see it in a different point of view, think about athletes doing hammer throwing. The hammer rotates as they rotate, because the athlete creates a centripetal force for the hammer.

If you instead think about from the point of view of the hammer, it would feel like being pulled away from the athlete.

However we know that as soon as the athlete releases the hammer, this would move tangentially to the previous rotating motion, and not in the direction of the centrifugal force. This because the centrifugal force is an apparent force.