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discontinuity

  1. the occurrence of a species in two or more geographically separated areas.
  2. a layer separating two discrete areas; for example, a THERMOCLINE.
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The objectives of this paper are (1) to present a mathematical model for describing the spatial variations of the shear strength rock discontinuities and tension strength of rock mass, (2) to propose calculation procedure for determining the critical sliding surface and tension crack, and (3) to introduce a method for evaluating the stability of the stratified rock slope.
Keywords: Kinematic Analysis Malvern Hills Slope Stability DIPS Discontinuities.
Additionally, the main orientation, spacing, aperture, filling, weathering and roughness of the discontinuities were described using scan-line mapping (ISRM, 1981).
Thus, the choice of the number of accessible modes in the study of intermediate discontinuities must be judicious.
The phrase "intact rock properties" refer to a continuum of rock where flaws or discontinuities do not significantly impact the mechanical properties of the rock.
In the present paper, the authors provide a review of their experience in the evaluation of the complete electromagnetic scattering caused by multiple abrupt discontinuities in dielectric waveguides with arbitrary sectional geometries and index profile functions.
Technological discontinuities can cause enormous difficulties for mature organizations, for example consider the video rental business.
To highlight the discontinuities which are not visible to the eye, optical or electronic microscopy may be used.
The hair restorative composition is allowed to chemically react with and repair and/or strengthen the damaged or chemically treated hair by adhering to and filling in discontinuities in hair shafts within the damaged or chemically treated hair to yield strengthened and/or repaired hair shafts.
This text is dedicated to the identification of discontinuities (e.
I will take a month off from discussing thermal analysis and turn to a group of paint application problems that often are lumped together under the label of holidays, namely coating discontinuities, thin spots, voids, pinholes, and porosity.
Investment will be required as well as changes in lifestyle, and though some changes will generate growth in new sectors of the economy, there are bound to be discontinuities and genuine dilemmas for decision makers.