macroelement


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macroelement

[¦mak·rō′el·ə·mənt]
(industrial engineering)
An element of a work cycle whose time span is long enough to be observed and measured with a stopwatch.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The macroelement composition of diets has a strong influence on the acid-base status and urinary pH of animals (KIENZLE et al., 1991; ALLEN & KRUGER, 2000; WAGNER et al., 2006).
Like Ca, in numerous biological processes, Mg plays essential roles: It is an essential macroelement for the synthesis of proteins and fatty acids, and a cofactor in the metabolism of carbohydrates and lipids.
Impact of micro- and macroelement content on potential use of freshwater sediments (gyttja) derived from lakes of eastern Latvia.
Lourenco, "Unreinforced and confined masonry buildings in seismic regions: validation of macroelement models and cost analysis," Engineering Structures, vol.
To address some of the above-mentioned issues, macroelement formulations have been proposed.
On each such macroelement T [member of] [T.sub.i], we assemble the local stiffness matrix [K.sup.F.sub.T],
In the following, this mode is employed to suggest the failure mechanism of the facfade macroelement for the nonlinear FE analysis.
The flow domain is discretized with a structured mesh, generated using macroelement technology.
The minimum order of the reduced macro-element is affected mainly by the following factors: the size of the macro-element subdomain, the complexity of the structure embedded in the macroelement and the upper bound of the frequency band.
Hematological, Serum Chemical, and Macroelement Analyses