swell factor

swell factor

Of a material such as soil, the ratio of the weight of a loose cubic yard (or meter) to the weight of a bank cubic yard (or meter).
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The company determined that increasing the die land length reduces the swell factor of the polymer because the additional residence time in the die land area enables the polymer molecules to properly align along the flow direction.
Inverse extrusion analysis first determines the swell factor of the material coming out of the die lip, and then works backwards to determine the geometry that is required to achieve the desired product shape.
The rating limit is constantly updated by the VPP program and the Pacific Swell Factor," Garnier said.
work may include tasks but is not be limited to, any or all of the following: perfor- mance of soils investigations and analysis and the recommendation of foundation types including, spread footings, pile and drilled shafts, road cut and fill slopes, pavement thickness design, shrink and swell factors for soils in excavation, location of unsuitable material, preparation of reports that will include recommendations for allowable bearing, pile and drilled shaft capacity, lateral soil loading, settlement, slope stability and bridge pier scour, design alter- natives and special construction methods required to construct new bridge and/or roadways plus other miscellaneous geotechnical tasks.
Therefore, the overall parison swell predicted for each element at each time-step is a combination of the numerically predicted swell and the model-based swell factors, defined as follows:
The manual also provides a good grounding in the mathematics of digging, including digging geometry, material density, swell factors, dipper crowd and hoist forces, and matching dipper and truck capacities for even-pass loading.
Different swell factors and repose angles can be applied to different material types moved by the equipment.