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discontinuous

/dis·con·tin·u·ous/ (dis″kon-tin´u-us)
1. interrupted; intermittent; marked by breaks.
2. discrete; separate.
3. lacking logical order or coherence.
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Discontinuous deformations can be divided into two general types: surface-type with typical representation by sinkholes of various shapes, and linear-type represented by cracks, gaps and ground steps.
Three-dimensional finite element analyses were conducted in order to investigate the distributions of the stress intensity factor solutions along the fronts of the pre-existing cracks of continuous and discontinuous gas metal arc welds in lap-shear specimens.
Keywords: Discontinuous Functions Interpolation Approximation Functional Spaces Fractals.
On the other hand, a patient who got stung on the foot and minutes later experienced facial swelling in a discontinuous pattern, perhaps accompanied by widespread hives and difficulty breathing, has had a systemic reaction with production of IgE in response to hymenoptera of some kind.
The discontinuous dispersion experiments were carried out using an ultrasonic sonotrode (20 kHz, Branson PG) that was immerged into the liquid particle-resin-mixture, as described in (11).
the reconstruction of large-scale induced electric or current density in discontinuous media in computational electromagnetics [19-24] or in radar signal research domain [25, 26].
However, such general comparisons between continuous and discontinuous innovation fail to account for specific effects due to different levels of brand equity of the new product.
The new product elevator is Nedpack's first continuous vertical conveyor built for the discontinuous market.
It comprises a permeable core with a thermoplastic resin material reinforced with a web of reinforcing fibers and discontinuous natural fibers.
In experiments, the researchers evaluated the effects of continuous and discontinuous (oscillatory) HP on the viability of two strains of S.