Expansion curve

(Steam engine) a curve the coördinates of which show the relation between the pressure and volume of expanding gas or vapor; esp. (Steam engine), that part of an indicator diagram which shows the declining pressure of the steam as it expands in the cylinder.

See also: Expansion

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Independent consultants brought in to advise on NETPark from the outset always envisaged the 'hockey stick' expansion curve and this is playing out.
4 and 5, one would expect that the stress at the end of line "c," the thermal expansion curve, would be slightly higher than the stress at the end of line "b," the constant rate of strain curve at elevated temperature, because the effective time (relating to relaxation) is less.
We are excited to invest in a company right in the middle of its expansion curve, and look forward to watching and sharing in its growth and success.
The expansion curves seem to confirm the results of the casting tests with the current theory for veining defects.
The dilatomer studies at UNI and the resulting expansion curves seem to provide the reason for the good performance of the engineered sand additives.
The project also includes several pipeline crossings, risers, and expansion curves.
The project also includes 29 pipeline crossings, risers, and expansion curves.
The brains of these less active patients had increased tortuosity produced by vessel elongation and wider expansion curves.
The project also includes pipeline crossings, risers, and expansion curves.
Over 12 km of 24" pipe will be laid by Global, and the project also includes several pipeline crossings, risers, and expansion curves.