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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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.
It can be inferred from the figure that apparent cohesion increased with the increase in fines percentage.
Increase in apparent cohesion was more prominent in Ravi sand as compared to Lawrencepur sand.
Rolo et al (2004, table 3) compared suction values from TBJ samples and concluded that the negative pore pressure, weak interparticle bonding or cementation have a contribution to the shear strength, creating an apparent cohesion that is lost when is saturated or during seismic events.
The presence of layers of laterites and paleosoils are very problematic in the sector but is important to note that in areas where there is significant presence and thickness of Tierra Blanca Joven (TBJ) is necessary to be careful with the loss of apparent cohesion, experienced when the suction or cementing decrease or when an earthquake affects the area (Rolo et al, 2004).
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.