capillary tension

   See moisture tension.

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  • capillary tension — kapiliarinė įtemptis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. capillary tension vok. Kapillarspannung, f rus. капиллярное натяжение, n pranc. tension capillaire, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • tension capillaire — kapiliarinė įtemptis statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. capillary tension vok. Kapillarspannung, f rus. капиллярное натяжение, n pranc. tension capillaire, f …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • Capillary action — Capillary action, capillarity, capillary motion, or wicking is the ability of a substance to draw another substance into it. The standard reference is to a tube in plants but can be seen readily with porous paper. It occurs when the adhesive… …   Wikipedia

  • capillary attraction — n. a force that is the resultant of adhesion, cohesion, and surface tension in liquids which are in contact with solids, as in a capillary tube: when the cohesive force is greater, the surface of the liquid tends to rise in the tube, as with… …   Universalium

  • capillary attraction — n. a force that is the resultant of adhesion, cohesion, and surface tension in liquids which are in contact with solids, as in a capillary tube: when the cohesive force is greater, the surface of the liquid tends to rise in the tube, as with… …   English World dictionary

  • Capillary wave — A capillary wave is a wave travelling along the interface between two fluids, whose dynamics are dominated by the effects of surface tension.Capillary waves are common in nature and home, and are often referred to as ripple. The wavelength of… …   Wikipedia

  • Capillary surface — In fluid mechanics and mathematics, a capillary surface is a surface that represents the interface between two different fluids. As a consequence of being a surface, a capillary surface has no thickness in slight contrast with most real fluid… …   Wikipedia

  • Capillary fringe — The capillary fringe is the subsurface layer in which groundwater seeps up from a water table by capillary action to fill pores. Pores at the base of the capillary fringe are filled with water due to tension saturation. This saturated portion of… …   Wikipedia

  • Capillary length — In fluid mechanics, capillary length is a characteristic length scale for fluid subject to a body force from gravity and a surface force due to surface tension.The capillary length is defined asG.K. Batchelor, An Introduction To Fluid Dynamics ,… …   Wikipedia

  • Capillary number — In fluid dynamics, the capillary number represents the relative effect of viscous forces versus surface tension acting across an interface between a liquid and a gas, or between two immiscible liquids. It is defined as: ext{Ca}… …   Wikipedia

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