adiabatic process

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Noun1.adiabatic process - (thermodynamics) any process that occurs without gain or loss of heat
thermodynamics - the branch of physics concerned with the conversion of different forms of energy
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
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As the cold receded, anticyclonic control brought easterly flows, the adiabatic heating, descending to sea-level, breached 30[degrees]C along the coast where easterly winds prevailed.
Virtual leaks are caused by adiabatic heating or cooling, trapping, or part temperature effects.
Applying high hydrostatic pressure on a commercial basis to inactivate bacterial spores requires a knowledge of pressure-induced adiabatic heating and an understanding of the potential interactive synergistic effects on ionic and other equilibria in the end product and on the target organisms themselves.
In most research, adiabatic heating has not been accounted for, which generates uncertainty and complicates standardization of the associated thermal treatment effects.
The radiation induces adiabatic heating, which melts the material, causing crosslinking and recombining of the residual free radicals.
In this article, we study the effect of high strain rate and molecular weight on the stress-strain behavior and investigate the adiabatic heating that occurs when PET is stretched at high strain rates.
Hillmansen (7) demonstrated, by increasing the crosshead speed in a series of dog-bone tensile tests, that adiabatic heating eventually destabilized drawing.
p] with further increases in test speed may have reflected a local increase in matrix mobility linked to adiabatic heating (24), a 50 K increase in temperature being observed ahead of the crack tip at speeds of 0.
This adiabatic heating effect complicates the study of fracture as a function of test speed [10].
c) adiabatic heating involved orientational crystallization (8).

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