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workability

[‚wər·kə′bil·əd·ē]
(materials)
The ease with which concrete can be placed.

workability

1. That property of freshly mixed concrete, plaster, or mortar which determines the ease and homogeneity with which it can be mixed, applied, compacted, spread, or finished; placeability.
2. The degree of ease of cutting and quality of cut that can be obtained in various woods with hand tools or machines.
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As a result, the concrete industry is unable to specify workability in terms of rheological properties, because the plastic viscosity cannot be easily and uniquely measured.
The Leonard Cheshire Workability project works with local education and employment organisations to deliver a national programme locally.
Another Workability client, singer Siwsann George, from Abercynon, provided live music at the launch reception.
With its smooth glide and silky texture, Cocoa-Comfort Massage Balm provides longer workability to meet the needs of any massage modality.
Thermax has never given us any issues with corrosion or workability.
Polymeric binders are important ingredients in joint fillers because they give the gypsum mortar the necessary stability, adhesion, flexibility and workability.
Developer-cited benefits include ready-to-use packaging, requiring only the addition of water; workdays with productivity rates up to three times those of conventional block laying, no need of additional tools, as material is applied directly from the package; substantial waste reduction; optimum workability and bonding; and, quality control on all production processes.
The developed product features high strength based on high-concentration Corson alloy, with significantly improved bending workability, something that had been an issue with high-strength Corson alloy strips.
Water-cement ratio can be maintained, while still providing workability through dispersants.
This contribution provides information about mechanical properties of plasticity and workability of structural steel in dependence on warm forming temperatures.
Shin-Etsu says that the new silicone soft pad series promises "a unique combination of advanced polymer and thermally conductive filler composite material properties, including: low-hardness, making for good compressibility; stress-relaxation property that can reduce stress to heat modules; excellent workability and processability; and low specific gravity.