grain size


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grain size

[′grān ‚sīz]
(geology)
Average size of mineral particles composing a rock or sediment.
(graphic arts)
Average size of silver halide grains in a photosensitive material.
(metallurgy)
Average size of grains in a metal expressed as average diameter, or grains per unit area or volume.

grain size

A measure of the size of mineral particles of soil or rock; a physical characteristic of the particles of a soil which affects its mechanical properties; used in classification and identification.
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The Ordovician Misri Banda quartzite of Peshawar Basin is approximately 120m thick and the sandstone, exposed in Misri Banda village,was investigated for the grain size and lithofacies analysis.
3 wt) for each grain size (10, 25 and 50 nm) and (at constant power intensity and solar cell area) for all case.
If these burial preferences can be refined further through more complete testing, this information could 1) be used in habitat-based management plans for Pacific sand lance and 2) may reveal morphological and behavioral adaptations that explain the preference of Pacific sand lance for a particular grain size or sizes.
The comparison of structural changes for exposed targets reveals the change in grain size, dislocation line density and micro-strain on the target surfaces.
Within tested conditions, impact performance shows only a slight decrease as the prior austenitic grain size increases from 18 to 38 microns.
LTI) to perform Grain Size Evaluation in accordance with GE E50TF133 Issue S10, following successful completion of the company's Grain Size Evaluation Training program.
For measuring globule size (GLS) in conventional metallography and grain size (GS) in colour metallography, the Heyn intercept method was used as recommended by the ASTM E112 (1996) standard.
The present study explores the effect of sediment grain size on the burrowing performance of this species, to elucidate the influence of granulometry on the alongshore distribution of the A.
The grain size of test pieces was investigated, because it has a great effect on the ductility of material.