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Related to incompressibility: Incompressible Fluid


1. Impossible to compress.
2. Resistant to compression.

in′com·press′i·bil′i·ty n.
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Noun1.incompressibility - the property of being incompressible
hardness - the property of being rigid and resistant to pressure; not easily scratched; measured on Mohs scale
compressibility, squeezability, sponginess - the property of being able to occupy less space
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One of the reasons that Renault decided to switch from gas assist to water was the greater flexibility and stability of water, which is due to its incompressibility. Thus, pressure and volume can be managed and controlled more effectively during the cycle, according to PME Fluidtec.
It is assumed that the fluid in the conical valve chamber has incompressibility and flow stability, and bubbles do not appear during the flow.
So, two criterions have been used in NSGAII: quality (proximity to the global Pareto front checked by non-dominated sorting method O ([MN.sup.2])) and discipline (incompressibility or high crowding distance).
Water was selected as the pressurizing fluid due to its incompressibility to ensure a uniform distribution of pressure throughout the tube specimen.
Due to the incompressibility of the material, we express the stretch ratio in the thickness direction as [[lambda].sub.3] = [[lambda].sup.-1.sub.1][[lambda].sup.-1.sub.2].
The specific reason is that turbine work output and compressor work consumption together decrease with increasing MC inlet pressure at first, but work consumption variation, especially in the MC, is greater due to the sharp decline of compressibility factor in the near-critical region, showing the incompressibility property of liquid phase, finally leading to continual rising of cycle efficiency.
This is framed in the setting of anisotropic elasticity where the response function depends on the first gradient of deformations, typically augmented by the constraints of bulk incompressibility and/or fiber inextensibility.
In order to perform the mathematical analysis of our problem, we first introduce, due to the incompressibility property of the fluid, the stream function [psi] defined by
With consideration of the incompressibility of clay particles and pore water, according to the study by Xie and Leo [26], the general continuity condition for one-dimensional large-strain consolidation in the Lagrangian coordinate can be given as follows:
The bioconvective model is a boundary value problem for a system of four equations: the nonlinear Stokes equation, the incompressibility equation, and two transport equations.
1 and 2; the coefficient of determination, [R.sup.2], between the predicted and observed shear stresses is 0.773 when incompressibility is assumed.