scaling law


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scaling law

[′skāl·iŋ ‚lȯ]
(physics)
A law, stating that two quantities are proportional, which is known to be valid at certain orders of magnitude and is used to calculate the value of one of the quantities at another order of magnitude.
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The scaling laws further enable the subgrid parameterizations to be utilized more widely, as they remove the need to generate the subgrid coefficients from a reference simulation.
52], on the other hand, argues that if the plateau modulus follows the same scaling law as the osmotic pressure, then, by analogy, n should range from 2.
2003) A constitutive scaling law and a unified comprehension for frictional slip failure, shear fracture of intact rock, and earthquake rupture.
PU2RC [MATHEMATICAL EXPRESSION NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] [22], the throughput the scaling law of the spectrum sharing SDMA is (J - 1)/J times that of PU2RC with orthogonal beamforming but no transmit-null.
Crossover from antipersistent to persistent behavior in time series possessing the generalized dynamic scaling law.
The shortcoming of the scaling law, as reported by the authors, is the difficulty in correlating the entire imbibition process for different rock types.
For example, in the hydrocarbon industry, such scaling laws provide a key to predicting the nature of fracturing (also below the limit of seismic resolution), which can significantly influence reservoir parameters.
Within our fractal model [8], the scaling law (4) arises in chain systems of many harmonic oscillators and can be understood as fractal equivalent of the Hooke law.
The researchers have found, for instance, that in a mature forest, the average distance between trees of the same mass follows a quarter-power scaling law, as does trunk diameter.
Scale Unification: A Universal Scaling Law for Organized Matter, in Cs Varga, I.
The linear viscoelastic behavior in the terminal zone has been reasonably predicted using the molecular weight distribution obtained from size exclusion chromatography (SEC) and owing to only a few rheological parameters, namely, the scaling law relating the zero shear viscosity to the average weight molecular weight and the plateau modulus.