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to alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of

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In the case of a high viscosity ratio blend, the dispersed phase near the flow front slightly deforms during the filling stage, and breakup of the dispersed phase is not possible during the cooling stage.
Rubber can deform under four basic modes of deformation: uniaxial, equi-biaxial, planar and volumetric.
An intermediate zone in which the dispersed phase deforms little exists between the skin layer and the subskin layer.
It is believed that the dispersed phase deforms a lot by the elongational flow in the barrel-to-sprue zone, and the deformed phase breaks up into small particles as the melt passes through the sprue zone.
As the dispersed phase deforms less when the size of the dispersed phase is smaller, the dispersed phase of the compatiblized blend deforms less than that of non-compatibiized counterpart.
In addition to improving dampening over the current solid pads, PPI recommended that (i) pads absorb mis-match between ties and (ii) cells deform under the weight of concrete panels.
The theory's assumption of strong, unbending plates apparently holds true for the ocean floor, but it doesn't adequately describe how vast regions of a continent can deform during a collision.
In a sense, he says, such experiments had to emphasize the importance of continental escape because the material could not deform by thickening.
The input energy to deform a sample is therefore equal to the sum of the energies for hysteresis and resilience.
The resulting shock wave deforms the material, apparently creating tiny defects in its crystal structure.
Since rubber is nearly incompressible and hence deforms with almost no change in volume, the product of the principal extension ratios equals unity, [[lambda].
The force increases in direct proportion to the thermal energy of the chain, kT; it will be more difficult to deform a chain as temperature is increased.
In another program, hand gestures define a ball, then moving the hands deforms it into a variety of shapes.
When stress is applied, it deforms to a given strain.
If a material deforms in such a way that the ratio between stress and strain is constant at a given frequency and temperature, it is considered to be "linearly viscoelastic.