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dilatant

one exhibiting dilatancy.

dilatant

(dī-lā′tănt) [L. dilatare, to enlarge]
Anything that causes dilation.
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Complete static liquefaction occurred at a low confining pressure for the samples prepared by the wet deposition method, and as the confining pressures increased, the soil became more dilatant and more resistant to liquefaction.
For the materials undergoing structure reorganization repeatedly, that is, the flow changes from pseudoplastic to dilatant and back (Fig.
In the present paper the propagation of solitary waves in dilatant granular materials is studied making use of the HKdV equation (1).
The exposure of a surface flaw under stress will allow dilatant stress induced swelling resulting in the flaw tip to exhibit a greatly decreased [T.
The mineralized body at Ofi Creek occurs on the intersection of compressive arc front and dilatant transform structures, similar to those which control mineralization on projects in Papua New Guinea held by Placer on Porgera 14M oz mine, BHP on Ok Tedi 32M oz mine and Highlands on Freida River 41M oz.
In case of Chan and Lin [27] SA molecules adsorption on alumina powder surface changed the flow course from dilatant to pseudoplastic.
With the recent discovery of significant gold mineralization south of the 14Moz Porgera gold project by the Carpenter/Madison project, WPI has stepped up exploration plans in Papua New Guinea as all the projects are located on similar structural features as Madison in particular the north east dilatant transform fracture systems.
where m is a fitting constant and n is index, in which: n = 1, the system is a Newtonian fluid; n < 1, it is a pseudo-plastic fluid; and n > 1, it is a dilatant fluid.
Further drilling to identify dilatant zones, where mineralization should be preferentially concentrated, will be carried out in 1997.
Gold mineralization occurs within quartz-pyrite veins occupying shear and dilatant structures within a 4 km diameter subcircular quartz diorite intrusion.
As much as the dilatant range, n [greater than] 1, remains to be more thoroughly explored, the results of Figs.
Shear-thickening effects, where the viscosity rises with increasing shear rate, are often associated with volume increases during shear and have usually been labeled as dilatant (4-17).