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relative density

[′rel·əd·iv ′den·səd·ē]
(mechanics)

relative density

For a given void ratio of soil, the ratio between: (a) the difference between the void ratio of the soil in its loosest state and the given ratio and (b) the void ratio in the loosest state minus the void ratio in the densest state.
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We found significantly higher relative densities of mantled howler monkeys at the Cerro and TNP, compared with CBPS.
A comparison between relative densities of composites revealed that the relative density of composites A and B were much lower than composite C (Fig.
We did not find sites with high relative densities in this archipelago.
The mine plots showed changes in the relative densities of nine individual species and slightly higher species diversity when analyzed with an index more sensitive to richness than to evenness.
2] plot), relative densities (percent), and relative coverages (percent) of the most common tree species at three sites on the cheniers of southwest Louisiana (Neyland and Meyer 1997).
b] are the relative densities (as percentages) for a given species in the two samples, a and b, being compared, and the summation is over all species (Whittaker 1975).
Yearly variation in relative density is presented in Table 3; mean relative densities for 1986-1996 for Oochoristica scelopori, Atractis penneri, Physaloptera retusa and Spauligodon giganticus were 0.
Hardly a "mechanical" transfer of relative densities from film to paper, the printing process reveals the negative as a surplus, a multiple, an inexhaustible matrix, and the photographic image as a singularity, potent in its essential nonidentity.
However, I do have a problem with the equation being proposed for "comparing the relative densities of highloft nonwovens.
A powerful computer is used to reconstruct the slices and display the relative densities of the individual objects within each slice.
Our main aim in this study is to introduce relationships that express the critical undrained shear resistance in terms of the various soil parameters of Mostaganem sandy soil at different relative densities and fines contents (up to 40%).

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