dilatant


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dilatant

one exhibiting dilatancy.

dilatant

(dī-lā′tănt) [L. dilatare, to enlarge]
Anything that causes dilation.
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The ability of significant increased solvent sorption under dilatant stress was noted by Gent to explain the stress cracking/crazing ability of liquids exhibiting low bulk solubility.
In the present paper the propagation of solitary waves in dilatant granular materials is studied making use of the HKdV equation (1).
In reference to these works, the equivalent yield stress should be smaller in tension than in shear because the stress field is dilatant in the former case while the pressure is nearly zero in the latter.
Among the scientific accomplishments of the Coast Mountains project were the discovery of "tadpole" granitic plutons, demonstrating the generation of granite in deep root zones leading to bodily upward movement in the dilatant "heads"; and the discovery of the then youngest high temperature-high pressure metamorphic zones in the circum-Pacific.
According to the interpretation provided by noted Nevada geophysicist Robert Ellis, the survey displayed extensive evidence of magnetic north-south dike swarms that are likely associated with a dilatant structural fabric parallel to but west of the Northern Nevada Rift.
In case of Chan and Lin [27] SA molecules adsorption on alumina powder surface changed the flow course from dilatant to pseudoplastic.
BN-18 targets one of the favorable dilatant zones on the Bell Vein projected down-dip from shallow historical mine workings.
The potential for larger deposits, formed from a combination of fracture-controlled replacement, infills into dilatant zones within the host carbonate rocks, and shear controlled veins, exists on the property.