dilatant


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dilatant

[dī′lāt·ənt]
(chemistry)
A material with the ability to increase in volume when its shape is changed.
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1], temperatures 25-60[degrees]C) have the flow index higher than 1, so they are dilatant fluids and their behavior is shear thickening.
He, "Existence and estimate of positive solutions to a nonlinear singular boundary value problem in the theory of dilatant non-Newtonian fluids," Mathematical and Computer Modelling, vol.
En se dilatant en toutes choses, il rassemble tout-ce-qui-est dans l'unite de la dyade avant de s'effacer dans le silence desertique de l'Un pur et nu.
Other researchers have indicated that tests on samples prepared by dry funnel pluviation are more stable and dilatant than those prepared by wet deposition (Benahmed et al, 2004; Canou, 1989).
n is the power-law index, if n < 1 the fluid is said to be pseudo-plastic (shear thinning) fluids, if n > 1 it is called dilatant (thickening) fluids and when n = 1, it is the Newtonian fluid.
4, applied load (P) and dilatant strain of the rock sample ([epsilon[].
Cornstarch was also just fun to play with - it's a dilatant, or "shear-thickening" fluid that can't seem to decide whether it wants to be a liquid or a solid.
Dow Corning's 3-D spacer textile technology joined with a dilatant silicone coating makes these properties possible.
When n is less than 1, the fluid is pseudoplastic, for n equal to 1, the fluid is Newtonian and when n greater than 1, the fluid is dilatant.
By contrast, Moss (1991) noted that the clay fraction plays a negligible role because it is washed away in runoff and that in most soils a closely packed, dilatant layer of silt particles (10-50 [micro]m) forms under raindrop impact.
Chhabra, "Drag on Spheroidal Particles in Dilatant Fluids," AIChE J.
1999, Fluidized hydrothermal breccia in dilatant faults during thrusting: the Colombian Emerald deposits, in McCaffrey, K.