moisture gradient

moisture gradient

[′mȯis·chər ‚grād·ē·ənt]
(engineering)
The difference in moisture content between the surface and the inner portion of a section of wood.

moisture gradient

The difference in moisture content between the inside and outside of a piece of wood.
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Another positive effect could be that the moisture gradient over the cross section during the drying process may be traced as well.
When the soil temperature near the GHE is well above 40[degrees]C (104[degrees]F), the effect of the moisture gradient is limited as compared to the temperature gradient, which may lead to a dry-soil belt around the GHE behaving like an annular zone of insulation (Leong et al.
Organization of an assemblage of early successional species on a soil moisture gradient.
The water taken by the roots does not meet the transpiration demands due to sharp moisture gradient thus plant leaves appear wilted.
Importantly, moisture gradient in coated samples is also considerably reduced.
The results of all these evaluations showed that Aqualance[TM] (homarine and erythritol) provided a dynamic moisturizing effect which complemented the skin's natural moisture gradient.
The used numerical model based on finite volumes can be successfully applied in prediction of the moisture gradient for cross section of the laminated elements.
The mass flux is related to the moisture gradient (Fick's law) as well as to the temperature gradient (Soret effect) as follows:
existing moisture gradient will continue to diffuse toward the center of
The first report, Investigation of the Effect of Curling on As-Constructed Smoothness and Ride Quality of KDOT Portland Cement Concrete (PCC) Pavements (K-TRAN: KSU-01-07), aims to quantify the effect of slab curling--the result of environmental conditions such as a temperature or moisture gradient across the thickness of a concrete pavement slab.
This inadequate strength is caused by heat transfer from molten metal into a green sand mold, which leads to a temperature moisture gradient through the mold that has layers of varying strengths.