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a phenomenon associated with surface tension and resulting in the elevation or depression of liquids in capillaries

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Caption: FIGURE 5: The schematic of the distributed fluid by the capillary effect.
According to Corey [1], the assumption of neglecting both gravitational and capillary effects in the fractional flow equations is not accurate.
Lohne, "Implementation of multirate technique to measure relative permeabilities accounting for capillary effects," in Proceedings of the SPE Technical Conference and Exhibition, pp.
A single component die is absorbed through a capillary effect to ensure maximum saturation, while actually becoming part of the surface itself.
The cross-section in the test channel has to remain constant at all times in order to achieve the required capillary effect. An energy director only 0.1 mm in height on the part allows dimensionally precise joining without the expulsion of melt.
If you have heard that your body has veins, arteries, and capillaries, this "capillary effect" seems kind of gross.
As in all MP Global Products fiber underlayments, randomly air-laid filaments create a capillary effect to cushion the floor, dampen ambient sound, and absorb impact sound.
Flow visualization experiments are also carried out to study the capillary effect at low injection pressure or inlet flow rate.
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