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dissipation

[‚dis·ə′pā·shən]
(physics)
Any loss of energy, generally by conversion into heat; quantitatively, the rate at which this loss occurs. Also known as energy dissipation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Dissipation

See also Debauchery.
Breitmann, Hans
lax indulger. [Am. Lit.: Hans Breitmann’s Ballads]
Burley, John
wasteful ne’er-do-well. [Br. Lit.: My Novel, Walsh Modern, 79]
Camors
leads selfish, shameless life. [Fr. Lit.: M. de Camors, Walsh Modern, 84]
Carton, Sydney
wasteful bohemian; does not use his talents. [Br. Lit.: A Tale of Two Cities]
Castlewood, Francis Esmond
gambles away living. [Br. Lit.: Henry Esmond]
Christian II
sybaritic king. [Fr. Lit.: Kings in Exile, Walsh Modern, 96]
Chuzzlewit, Jonas
dissipated, wasteful person. [Br. Lit.: Martin Chuzzlewit]
Clavering, Sir Francis
dissipated gambling baronet. [Br. Lit.: Pendennis]
Dalgarno, Lord Malcolm of
wasteful and ruinous; destroys several people. [Br. Lit.: Fortunes of Nigel]
Fitzgerald, F. Scott
(1896–1940) American novelist whose works reflect a life of dissipation. [Am. Lit.: NCE, 957]
Jeshurun
citizens abandon God; give themselves up to luxury. [O.T.: Deuteronomy 32:15]
Mite, Sir Matthew
dissolute merchant; displays wealth ostentatiously. [Br. Lit.: The Nabob, Brewer Handbook, 713]
Pheidippides
his extravagant bets ruin father’s wealth. [Gk. Lit.: The Clouds]
prodigal son
squanders share of money in reckless living. [N.T.: Luke 15:13]
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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(7) The response of the MDOFS with dissipating elements is calculated by means of a "step-by-step" dynamic analysis in time domain.
Their dimensions are shown in Figure 3(a), and in Figure 3(b) a detail of the posttension strands and the steel angles which represent the energy dissipating elements is shown.
It is known that the demands of [E.sub.H] are not uniformly distributed in the structure; moreover, one of the main objectives in the design of PTSF with dissipating elements is that the [E.sub.H] is dissipated at the connections, while beams and columns remain essentially elastic [29-31].
(i) The study proposes a methodology to estimate the hysteretic energy ([E.sub.H]) dissipated through the height of regular posttensioned steel frames with energy dissipating elements, based on the [E.sub.H] dissipated by equivalent single-degree-of-freedom systems (ESDOFS) and by some simple mathematical expressions proposed here.
(ii) The expressions are simple and can be applied to fixed PTSF with dissipating elements, with fundamental structural vibration periods ranging between 0.89 and 2.1s, located in soft soils of the valley of Mexico; however, the general methodology proposed here is applicable to PTSF with different structural conditions.
According to the magazine, bundling muffles price signals and obscures the management costs of institutional investments apparently dissipating investor wealth in the process.
Wieder denies that there are hot or cold spots because his system allows the water to "soak" in the mold channels after the end of the cooling pulse, dissipating heat through the mold mass.
Melanin, a skin pigment, protects against UV exposure by absorbing the light and then dissipating the energy as heat.
At high crosslink levels, chain motions become restricted, and the "tight" network is incapable of dissipating much energy.