from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The increase in volume of a granular substance when its shape is changed, because of greater distance between its component particles.
- n. The phenomenon whereby a viscous substance solidifies under pressure.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The property of dilating or expanding, especially by means of an increase in space between the component parts.
- n. The phenomenon of some substances whose viscosity increases with shear rate, or with pressure.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of granular masses of expanding in bulk with change of shape.
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If any one of you knows about any open-source code for such a constitutive model (Advanced Mohr-Coloumb for soil with both dilatancy and hardening behaviors) or any other advise can help me about this, could you please tell me how/where I can find it? tuhinsinha. 25 on Thu, 2009-06-18 15: 26. sasekaran on Thu, 2010-02-11 22: 20.
I am experimentally and numerically studying the stress distribution undernath the padfoot roller at the first stage, I need to have a constitutive model for soil with both dilatancy and hardening behaviors.
We suggest that this process is the dominant mechanism of deep slab hydration, although it may be locally aided by the enhancement in porosity due to prefailure dilatancy