water content


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water content

[′wȯd·ər ‚kän‚tent]
(hydrology)
The liquid water present within a sample of snow (or soil) usually expressed in percent by weight; the water content in percent of water equivalent is 100 minus the quality of snow. Also known as free-water content; liquid-water content.

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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In order to measure the gravimetric water content, a balance was used to measure the weight of sample at variable time intervals.
The Kevlar keeps the cartilage strong while the PVA maintains the proper water content, even when the Kevlartilage is stretched or compressed.
Other species have seeds that are classified as intermediate, which tolerate desiccation till 1013% water content, and exhibit a reduced viability at moisture levels lower than these (ROBERTS, 1973; HONG & ELLIS, 1996).
After documenting similar melting profiles for all of the mixtures, the scientists found that all of the samples maintained their initial water content over 27 days.
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To record lateral's pressure head ([h.sub.L]), suction, and the correspondents soil water content [theta](h) spatial-temporal evolutions, three measurement sites were set along the lateral: at the inlet X = 0.0 m, at the behalf X = L/2, and at the end tip X = L.
The soil volumetric water content to a depth of 5 m was measured by a neutron probe (CNC-503B DR, ChaoNeng, China) calibrated using standard methods (Huang and Gallichand 2006; Fu et al.
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Key statement: A rubber composition for a tire comprises 100 parts by mass of a rubber component comprising diene rubber, and from 0.5 to 20 parts by mass of pellets comprising paper powder and starch and having water content of 5 mass % or more.