particle-size analysis


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particle-size analysis

[′pärd·ə·kəl ¦sīz ə‚nal·ə·səs]
(engineering)
Determination of the proportion of particles of a specified size in a granular or powder sample.
(geology)
A determination of the distribution of particles in a series of size classes of a soil, sediment, or rock. Also known as size analysis; size-frequency analysis.
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laboratory-determined particle-size analysis or estimates from field
Buchan GD, Grewal KS, Claydon JJ, McPherson RJ (1993) A comparison of Sedigraph and pipette methods for soil particle-size analysis.
McIntyre DS, Loveday J (1974) Particle-size analysis.