irregular element

irregular element

[i′reg·yə·lər ′el·ə·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
An element whose frequency of occurrence is irregular but predictable. Also known as incidental element.
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The center of the three disc particles is on the same line, and the angle 9 is the major axis orientation angle of the irregular element (the angle between the horizontal axis and that through the center line of the irregular element).
This indicates that, for the stress-induced anisotropy of the specimen, the long-axis orientation of the irregular element particles is not the main cause of the sample's anisotropy in the horizontal and vertical directions.
(1) In this paper, numerical results of an irregular element are closer to the results of the triaxial test of the standard sand sample.
Caption: Figure 2: Comparison between irregular element and Fujian sand.
We interpret the irregular element distribution to show variation in environmental conditions in time and also laterally within a very limited geographic area.
reported, requiring a postsmoothing procedure to detect irregular elements and improve element quality [18].
This approach can generate high quality hexahedral meshes for patient-specific sclera models and avoids element flipping and mesh angle distortions to a large extent, eliminating the need for further postsmoothing procedures to detect irregular elements and improve element quality.
Close inspection of a finished pot reveals a spiral that curves around and around from foot to rim, showing where the irregular elements which compose the pot have been joined together." The evident structure of each piece belies the fragility and risk of the making process.
With its colourful collage of assorted shapes and sizes, bound together by the strict order of the perimeter 'circulation frame', the Centre has been describe as a metaphor for Singapore's multicultural, potentially fractious, but disciplined society.(1) The regular, three-storey frame -- an updated interpretation of the traditional 'five-foot-way' -- provides both sheltered access to the separate activities buildings as well as a wrap-around sun-screen and mediates effectively between the smaller scale and irregular elements withi the frame, and the larger, repetitious housing blocks beyond.
Using this type of a structure, one would group together all elements which occur once per bibliographic record in one file: irregular elements would be stored in other files.