moisture content


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moisture content

[′mȯis·chər ‚kän·tent]
(mechanics)
The quantity of water in a mass of soil, sewage, sludge, or screenings; expressed in percentage by weight of water in the mass.

moisture content

1. The weight of water, usually expressed as a percentage of the total dry weight of a material.
2. The weight of water in a given soil mass.
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Caption: FIGURE 15: Stress distribution of surrounding rock on different moisture content.
The proposed and practically realized multifrequency algorithms for determining the volumetric moisture content of liquid emulsions by the method of resonance dielcometry, taking into account parasitic parameters of MT and MG, solved the problem of <<varietal uncertainty>> of the liquids under investigation, significantly improving the metrological characteristics of the dielcometric method, and measuring the volume moisture content of liquid nonpolar dielectrics up to [10.sup.-5].
A hygrometer is attached with it to monitor moisture contents of seeds indirectly by measuring equilibrium RH inside the drum.
Figure 6 shows the influence of the wood moisture content on the friction coefficient of the different friction pairs under various load conditions, samples without texture (Fig.
In order to obtain the different moisture contents, the seeds were dried in an oven with forced air circulation at 45 [degrees]C until reaching a moisture content of 12.06, 9.60 and 7.28% (d.b.), determined in an oven at 105 [+ or -] 3 [degrees]C for 24 h (Brasil, 2009).
For variation of moisture content, the samples were placed in hermetic jars and distilled water of about 10% of a sample weight was pipetted to each jar.
Harion said their Bolo warehouse accepts only clean and dry palay with 14 percent moisture content, while their Dumalag and Sigma warehouses accept palay up to 30 percent moisture content.
As the moisture content of the coal sample increases, the elastic deformation characteristics of coal samples are weakened, while the plastic deformation characteristics are enhanced correspondingly, especially in the coal sample with a moisture content of 1.36%.
The data presented in figure 2A, which displays the mean values of compression force as a function of moisture content (decimal db) for the various deformations, indicated that the required compression force to deform the crambe grains decreased as the moisture content increased, and the compression force fluctuated from 1.49 to 12.09N.
This is because the effect of the moisture content on foamed concrete plays a crucial role.
However, it is difficult to compact peat soil because of its high moisture content and organic particles which make a slurry-like and sticky texture.
The initial moisture content of carrot and potato was 10.61 g/g and 4.62 g/g on dry basis (d.b.), respectively.