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to alter and spoil the natural form or appearance of

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When something is as big and massive as a planet, rock deforms under its own weight and slowly squishes toward the planet's average level.
In case of high viscosily ratio blends, the hard particles scarcely break up even though they deform in the barrel-to-sprue zone: they relax and return to their original shape instead of breaking up since the deformation is not high enough to cause the hard particles to break up.
In the most extensive computer calculations of their type to date, the scientists used the ACSI White supercomputer, which was built last year by IBM for LLNL, to create and then deform simulated cubes of as many as 1 billion atoms.
Rubber can deform under four basic modes of deformation: uniaxial, equi-biaxial, planar and volumetric.
The results revealed that the two artificial materials, like real skin, can deform to closely match an outside force.
The deformation inducing means includes a hydrophobic panel member and an elastically stretchable member secured to the panel member along the longitudinal centerline to convexly deform the panel member toward the skin-contactable side.
Compressive strength is calculated as the stress required to rupture the specimen or deform it to a given percentage of its height.
The article features an absorbent laminate and deformation-inducing means provided adjacent to the skin's non-contactable side, so as to convexly deform the laminate toward the skin-contactable side.
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 input energy to deform a sample is therefore equal to the sum of the energies for hysteresis and resilience.
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.
Last year, a group of Australian researchers reported something different in the data coming from three strain-sensing instruments they had installed near Parkfield The instruments lie in bore-holes and are designed to sense forces within the crust that gently deform the originally circular holes.
Many geodesists get around that problem by putting antennas on top of buried concrete pillars, but Blewitt rejected this approach because concrete can deform and shrink over the years.
As a rule, tectonic plates deform only along their margins, where they bump and grind into one another.
The heat transfer plate design has a central flexible pad that deforms and molds itself to the exact shape of the deep-well plate.