overconsolidation

overconsolidation

[¦ō·vər·kən‚säl·ə′dā·shən]
(geology)
Consolidation of sedimentary material exceeding that which is normal for the existing overburden.
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McBride RA, Joosse PJ (1996) Overconsolidation in agricultural soils: II.
These include the soil porosity n , the void ratio e or the overconsolidation ratio OCR .
71) To address the antitrust concerns that arise out of the overconsolidation of licensing rights, Congress could provide for a single licensing scheme that permits free negotiations between composition and sound recording copyright owners as to the appropriate division of royalties, with conventional provisions in place for arbitration or litigation where negotiations fail.
The Modified Cam Clay doesn't simulate the peak caused by the overconsolidation of the soil; the critical state is reached, but after great deformation.
For instance, many authors have noted that a depends on the overconsolidation ratio (OCR) (McCelland 1974; Semple, Rigden 1984).
In this model, it is assumed that there is an overconsolidation boundary which delineates the normally consolidated (NC) region, fb [greater than or equal to] 0, and the overconsolidated region (OC), fb<0, it is described as follows:
The lowered cortisol levels can be significant in triggering the trajectory of PTSD, starting with reduced catecholamines, which would prompt an overconsolidation of pairing of memories and distress.
The overconsolidation was considered to be the result of repeated drying and wetting cycles.
The overconsolidation ratio, OCR, is used to gauge the amount of overconsolidation.
As a result of overconsolidation, the insurance company SPP has decided to give its corporate customers a refund.
It consists of a layer of lightly overconsolidated clay, which has an overconsolidation ratio ranging from 1 to 2, and the overlying soft silt clay.