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Metabolism The loss of height with age, a typical finding in osteoporosis of vertebral column
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shrinkage

Osteoporosis The loss of height with age, a typical finding in osteoporosis of vertebral column. See Osteoporosis Urology Popular for a marked ↓in penile length after exposure to cold water.
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Measurements of the proximity of resected tumour to the tumour margins may be affected by tissue shrinkage, and this may be a factor in treatment recommendations and prognosis.
The unit volumetric shrinkage and contraction of the axes were determined by randomly selecting 18 safflower grains, which were individually dried.
I., and Beckermann, Ch., "Fatigue of 8630 Cast Steel in the Presence of Shrinkage Porosity," Proceedings of the 57th SFSA Technical and Operating Conference, Paper Nr.
A final measurement smaller than the original measurement results in a negative dimension change that is shrinkage. A final measurement larger than the original measurement results in a positive dimensional change which is growth.
Three key mixture parameters, namely, water/binder ratio, cement content, and silica fume content, were considered with their three levels of variation for studying the effect of these mixture parameters on the shrinkage of a total of 27 RPC mixtures as per 33 factorial experiment design.
This article first establishes the phenomenology of shrinkage during molding, and then develops a simple nonviscoelastic model that accounts for temperature and pressure gradients during molding.
Generally, high cement content and OPS percentage in OPSC are key reasons for its high value of drying shrinkage. Therefore, one of the effective methods to control the drying shrinkage of OPSC is reduction of the volume of OPS aggregate in the concrete mixture [26].
The shrinkage mechanisms of UHPFRC in different conditions were investigated by varying the curing conditions.
MasterFiber microfibers are F 70, a fibrillated product for shrinkage and temperature reinforcement; F 100, an enhanced fibrillated polypropylene product geared for shrinkage and temperature reinforcement; M 100, a high-tensile strength, high modulus of elasticity, ultra-thin monofilament homopolymer polypropylene product; plus, M 35 and M 70, monofilament polypropylene fibers engineered to reduce plastic shrinkage cracking.--BASF Construction Chemicals/Admixture Systems, 800/628-9990; www.master-builders-solutions.basf.us
As a rule, the shrinkage along with creep strains is taken into account for the long-term analysis of the cross-section.
The restrained ring test has recently become a well-accepted method to assess a mixture's susceptibility to restrained shrinkage cracking [5-7].