apparent cohesion

apparent cohesion

[ə′pa·rənt ‚kō′hē·zhən]
(geology)
In soil mechanics, the resistance of particles to being pulled apart due to the surface tension of the moisture film surrounding each particle. Also known as film cohesion.
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The apparent friction angle and the apparent cohesion were determined, giving, respectively, [phi] = 44.1[degrees] and c = 264 kPa for the specimens taken from the layers' upper parts, whereas [phi] = 44.4[degrees] and c = 164 kPa for the specimens taken for the layers' middle parts.
An empirical model of apparent cohesion, expressed as the ratio of residual shear stress to normal stress, could be obtained by linear regression, which is expressed as
(6) The empirical equations of apparent cohesion and the apparent internal angle of the bolted concrete block were obtained by linear regression: c = 6.8[r.sub.b] + 0.025; [phi] = -15.22[r.sub.b] + 52.43.
Karen Bruce, director and co-choreographer, worked with Vincent and Flavia on their UK touring shows Midnight Tango, Dance ' Til Dawn and now, The Last Tango and it's clear why the team have continued to work together, with an apparent cohesion and fluidity that can't be faked.
Karen Bruce, director and co-choreographer, worked with Vincent and Flavia on their UK touring shows Midnight Tango, Dance 'Til Dawn and now, The Last Tango and it's clear why the team have continued to work together, with an apparent cohesion and fluidity that can't be faked.
The friction angle decreased as fine content increased where as the apparent cohesion increased with the increase in the fines within the range of fine contents investigated.
8 represented the effect of fines on apparent cohesion. It can be inferred from the figure that apparent cohesion increased with the increase in fines percentage.
If there is a criticism it is that, and also the unsettlingly piecemeal nature of some of the later passages in which paragraphs pile up on top of each other with no apparent cohesion, although the condensing of 200 years' history into one slim volume tends unavoidably towards the episodic.
Analysts note that one reason for the apparent cohesion among the insurgents is their complete rejection of the clan system that has splintered and deformed Somali politics since the 1991 overthrow of President Siad Barre.
This apparent cohesion of Russian and Saudi energy policies is occurring against a backdrop in which the oil supply/demand balance is tighter than usual and long-term depletion rates are much higher than is generally recognised.