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anisotropic

[¦a‚nī·sə¦träp·ik]
(physics)
Showing different properties as to velocity of light transmission, conductivity of heat or electricity, compressibility, and so on, in different directions. Also known as aeolotropic.
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anisotropic

Descriptive of a material (such as wood) that does not have the same physical properties in all directions.
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anisotropic

Properties that differ based on the direction that is measured. For example, an anisotropic antenna is a directional antenna; the power level is not the same in all directions. Contrast with isotropic.
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In this study, a novel adaptive speckle noise reduction algorithm using anisotropic diffusion filter based on Haar wavelet transform and the median absolute deviation was proposed.
Discrepancies in median current densities between isotropic and anisotropic models were calculated with respect to sotropic models.
We first extend Asami's 2-phase anisotropic dielectric model to more phases based on an incremental algorithm [21, 28, 29] so that the multimineral nature of shales can be modeled.
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For magnesium AZ31B-H24 sheets, the CPB06ex2 [2] model (Appendix A.1) was used to describe the shape of anisotropic yield locus and anisotropic plastic flow under monotonic loadings.
In this paper, we consider the ideal case of wave propagation over an infinite interface between free space and a uniaxial dielectric anisotropic medium without frequency dispersion.
Hence, it is important to develop an experimental solution for three-dimensional consolidation problems having an anisotropic flow of water, nonhomogeneity of the soil, and lateral movement of soil particles which can replicate the in situ settlement of shallow footing.
The main issue that appears in analyzing wave propagation in anisotropic medium is inapplicability of physical interpretations and mathematical methods developed for isotropic medium.
Because of different dispersion relations of TE waves and TM waves in biaxial anisotropic medium, they propagate in different directions and phase velocities.
First, we provide a unified formulation of anisotropic and isotropic TV minimization problem based on multidirectional gradients representation, via which the isotropic TV regularizer can also be decomposed into a sequence of scalar convex problems with respect to each pixel.
Pinsky and Datye [9] developed a linear material corneal model based on the anisotropic constitutive model using the predominant fiber directions in the cornea, representing the stroma as a nearly incompressible, isotropic, hyperelastic material.