dispersed elements

dispersed elements

[də′spərst ′el·ə·mənts]
(geochemistry)
Elements which form few or no independent minerals but are present as minor ingredients in minerals of abundant elements.
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This feature homogenizes dispersed elements and provides vertical movement of the mixture.
Anecdotal stories of aerial resupply in combat abound, and the capability is essential in austere environments that have widely dispersed elements in the 30- to 60-kilometer range.
The expression (2) shows that the derivative of the conditioned average of f, left hand side (LHS), is split in two parts, right hand side (RHS): the first one is the conditioned average of the derivative of f, and the second, named interaction term, includes the contribution of the interfaces of dispersed elements and is related to the derivatives of the indicator function.
In the case in which the dispersed elements are small enough, the interaction term (10) can be further simplified providing an equivalent expression with a clear interpretation and analitically fruitful for Two-Phase Flow modelling.
It is known that an approximation of the velocity around a point in the dispersed element [[sigma].