dilatancy(redirected from dilatancies)
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The property of a viscous suspension which sets solid under the influence of pressure.
Expansion of deformed masses of granular material, such as sand, due to rearrangement of the component grains.
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The expansion of cohesionless soils when subject to shearing deformation.
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