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

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Ten single lesion isolates of Phytophthora infestans collected from naturally late blight infected fields of different regions of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province during 2011 were characterized for aggressiveness based on their infection frequency latent infection period lesion area lesion expansion rate and relative area under lesion expansion curve after their inoculation onto detached leaflets of potato cultivar Desiree.
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In the absence of new policy incentives, the baseline analysis indicates that paper recovery for recycling will continue to follow the typical pattern of a sigmoid (S-shaped) industrial expansion curve, as shown in Fig.
If one examines Figs.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.
After the mat cools down (and assuming that sintering did not take place), its contraction does not follow the heat-up cycle expansion curve. A net residual expansion of about 30 percent remains in the mat at room temperature.
* improve the sand distribution to at least three screens to stagger the expansion and create a linear expansion curve;
The expansion curves seem to confirm the results of the casting tests with the current theory for veining defects.
The project also includes several pipeline crossings, risers, and expansion curves.
The brains of these less active patients had increased tortuosity produced by vessel elongation and wider expansion curves. (ANI)
The project also includes pipeline crossings, risers, and expansion curves.