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anisotropic

[¦a‚nī·sə¦träp·ik]
(physics)
Showing different properties as to velocity of light transmission, conductivity of heat or electricity, compressibility, and so on, in different directions. Also known as aeolotropic.

anisotropic

Descriptive of a material (such as wood) that does not have the same physical properties in all directions.

anisotropic

Properties that differ based on the direction that is measured. For example, an anisotropic antenna is a directional antenna; the power level is not the same in all directions. Contrast with isotropic.
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In the literature relative to acoustic birefringence, there are some confusion among strongly and slightly anisotropic materials, texture in metals, molecular orientation of polymers, and anisotropy for composites.
We report herein that the anisotropic Brownian motion data confirms various properties of the 3-space flow previously reported [5].
In the development of a general failure theory suitable for anisotropic rocks, equation (2) was selected as a base for further modification because of its directional properties.
We consider this extreme case, although it is unlikely to arise in practice, to demonstrate the robustness of the BAMG approach as a coarsening strategy for the targeted anisotropic problems.
We hypothesize that anisotropic lipid coatings can produce concentration-independent reduced burst release and prolonged controlled drug delivery from reservoir to sink.
Also Tong has presented a phenomenological theory based on the plastic spin concept, Fourier series and concepts of microscopic polycrystalline plasticity for describing the anisotropic plastic flow of the orthotropic polycrystalline aluminium sheet metals under plane stress [14-15].
It indicates that the modified anisotropic model is effective, feasible and generally applicable in the description of the stress path of excavated soils slope.
For geologic applications, to measure thermal conductivity in the vertical direction normal to the surface, the model was developed for arbitrary angle between the ILS and the principal direction of heat flow in an infinite anisotropic medium (Grubbe et al.
It is used to determine the constitutive functions for the in-plane response of isotropic and anisotropic materials.
In this paper we shall characterize from a mathematical point of view which of the anisotropic media possess the property of separating the TE polarized component from the TM polarized component of the waves that go through them or not.
In a more realistic anisotropic computer model of the human heart, ST depression could only be obtained with subendocardial ischemic zones that covered more than half of the left ventricle (8).