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compaction

[kəm′pak·shən]
(computer science)
A technique for reducing the space required for data storage without losing any information content. Also known as squishing.
(engineering)
Increasing the dry density of a granular material, particularly soil, by means such as impact or by rolling the surface layers.
(geology)
Process by which soil and sediment mass loses pore space in response to the increasing weight of overlying material.

compaction

1. The process of inducing a closer packing of the solid particles in freshly mixed concrete or mortar during placement by reducing the volume of voids, usually by vibration, centrifugation, tamping, or some combination of these actions.
2. A similar manipulation of other cementitious mixtures, soils, aggregate, or the like.

compaction

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The installation and compaction tests showed a better compaction result with the use of roller compactors compared to the caterpillar tracks only.
Further tests confirmed the sensor's ability to measure the effectiveness of one compaction recipe against another, as well as compaction time.
The experimental design for transverse permeability, shown in Table 1, consisted of six compaction ratios (target panel density/raw material density) for mats formed with 0.
Compaction at the North Dakota site was by farm traffic such as tractors and heavy trucks, while compaction at the Iowa site was caused by covered wagon traffic.
Soil bulk density is a much-used reference tool to characterise compaction and/or the soil porosity (Langmaack et al.
Yet, soil compaction from large, heavy mammal trampling under arid conditions of southern Nevada have not been documented.
The typical compaction and marginalization of chromatin toward the nuclear periphery is clearly visible in the exposed SHE cells.
A recent reanalysis of the data shows the compaction actually was minimal before 1995, which boosts the post-1995 net loss of thickness to about 20 mm per year.
The construction of Oslo's new airport was one of the first major projects in the world to use Svedala Dynapac's computerised Compaction Control System Recorder Analyser, or CCSRA.
The rain has been relatively light, moistening the soil enough to make it plantable without soaking it to the point where digging or stepping in it would cause undesirable compaction.
The effects of physically aging polycarbonate powder prior to compaction and sintering were investigated.