Shrinkage


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Shrinkage

Discrepancy between a firm's actual inventory and its recorded inventory due to theft, deterioration, loss, or clerical problems.
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Shrinkage

A reduction in inventory due to a loss, theft, deterioration, or accounting error. Deterioration is a normal part of trading perishable goods. For example, a grocery store selling milk will likely experience shrinkage due to some of the milk spoiling. Shrinkage can be a tax write-off for the company experiencing it.
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shrinkage

The loss of inventory encountered in the regular course of business. A firm engaged in transporting grain can expect to lose part of its product to weather, careless handling, and various other factors.
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The present data confirmed that fixation in formalin causes significant shrinkage of nasal septal tissue, including free mucosa, mucosa attached to cartilage, and cartilage.
The reduction of moisture content for the mass shrinkage determination was monitored using a scale with 0.01-g resolution, while the determinations of contraction of the axes and unit volumetric shrinkage were monitored using a scale with 0.001-g resolution, through the gravimetric method (mass loss), until the grains reached the final moisture content of 0.073 [+ or -] 0.008 decimal d.b.
Based on the results determined so far for the fatigue strength of the sound material and the specimens with shrinkages as well as on the correlation between virtual Young's modulus [E.sub.f], density [rho] and the fatigue notch factor of the shrinkages [K.sub.fs], a fatigue design concept was developed, depicted in Figure 17 as a flow chart including also results based on X-ray analysis and shrinkage classification [12].
(1) Fabric testing in grey form, (2) Pretreatment processes of grey fabric, (3) Fabric dyeing after bleaching, (4) Application of wrinkle free finishes on the dyed fabric and (5) Statistical analysis of the quality parameter of the fabric in respect of its shrinkage. Woven fabric made from pure cotton fibre was selected for this study.
With a quick-change facility available only from Monforts, the shrinkage belt can be changed in the shortest possible time and standstill times are absolutely minimised.
While the effect of the various parameters (water to binder ratio, mineral admixtures, superplasticizer, shrinkage reducing admixtures, steel fibers, etc.) on the shrinkage of RPC mixtures is reported individually in the literature, the simultaneous effects of the key mixture parameters such as water to binder ratio, cement content, and silica fume content on shrinkage are rarely addressed.
By following the process conditions on the PVT diagram for the resin, this model can be used to understand how packing pressure affects shrinkage. However, the homogeneous temperature assumption rules out cooling rate and fill-time, or cycle time, effects.
Beyond their basic function, risers also provide extra metal to compensate for shrinkage; allow mold gases to escape, in the case of open risers; and provide extra metal pressure on the solidifying mold to reproduce mold details more exactly.
In this study, based on the shrinkage development of UHPFRC cured in standard curing room, the shrinkage development of UHPFRC cured in various curing conditions was systematically measured.
Rounding out the MasterFiber macrosynthetic offerings are MAC Matrix, engineered for secondary reinforcement to control shrinkage, temperature and settlement cracking; MAC 100 for secondary reinforcement and plastic shrinkage control; MAC 100 Plus for secondary reinforcement against cracking; MAC 2200 CB, chemically-enhanced to impart superior bonding and increase structural capacity and toughness; and, 160CB with chemical bonding capability for shotcrete, precast tunnel segments and concrete pipe.
The shrinkage stresses are caused by the restrained effect produced by reinforcement bars in order to maintain compatibility of concrete and bar strains along with the self-balanced equilibrium conditions.