preferred orientation

preferred orientation

[pri′fərd ‚ȯr·ē·ən′tā·shən]
(petrology)
The nonrandom orientation of planar or linear fabric elements in structural petrology.
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The preferred orientation of the fiber [pi] (100) was determined by an X-ray diffractometer with a fiber specimen attachment.
This preferred orientation influences navigation and other activities of the entire cell, as if the direction of a screw's threads could determine how a whole machine works, Bershadsky says.
Perhaps not surprisingly, board members' preferred orientation to time is often connected with their personalities and what they do for work.
From the presence of diffraction peaks produced by the films, we can be seen that in one time deposition layer, the preferred orientation of the film is the (002) (fig3a).
In addition, the system's ability to locate and identify surface defects with any preferred orientation makes it highly reliable.
Users can set their preferred orientation for the PowerPoint presentation.
Regardless of your preferred orientation of right-brained or left-brained, we all recognize the powerful pattern that uses differentiation to understand the parts followed by the use of integration to form an understanding of the whole.
The Company's 2010 drill program has established a preferred orientation for future drilling of approximately azimuth 245degrees.
The formulations are founded on two different classical turbulence conceptions--the Reynolds conception [10], which disregards the effects of the preferred orientation of eddy rotation, and the Richardson-Kolmogorov conception [11,12] just stressing the preferred rotation orientation as an essential attribute of the large-scale eddies immediately interacting with the average flow.
Resultant bi-directional diagrams for each grid point are plotted using dark grey colour for data points of statistically significant preferred orientation and light grey--for statistically insignificant preferred orientation (Fig.
The RAT theory [5-7] generalizes the CTM to account for the preferred orientation of the eddy rotation.

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