macroscopic anisotropy

macroscopic anisotropy

[¦mak·rə¦skäp·ik ‚an·ə′sä·trə‚pē]
(engineering)
Phenomenon in electrical downhole logging wherein electric current flows more easily along sedimentary strata beds than perpendicular to them.
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The macroscopic anisotropy was analyzed and explained from the microscopic point of view, using the parameters of particle orientation, and coordination number, and the magnitude of the particle indirect contact force as an index.
In order to connect the microscopic character of the granular materials with overall macroscopic anisotropy, various quantities have been proposed; for example, Oda [1], Oda et al.
The experiments presented in the paper reflect the macroscopic anisotropy of the material, which is deliberately strong for the Fe-Si GO strips and must not be neglected in the case of Fe-Si NO strips.
Macroscopic Anisotropy Characterization of SiFe Using a Rotational Single Sheet Tester.
It is well known that the shape of cells in the islands-sea structure causes the macroscopic anisotropy of the dielectric constant even if both the islands and the sea are isotropic by themselves.
This is due to the bilayer structure designed to cancel the macroscopic anisotropy with respect to the axial and transverse directions.