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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 phenomenology of shrinkage was established by measurements on edge-gated 355.6 x 177.7.8 x 3 [mm.sup.3] (14 x 7 x 0.118 in.) rectangular plaques, schematically shown in Fig.
Dimensional measurements on this grid were used to determine the local, flow and cross-flow shrinkage relative to dimensions of the grid on the mold surface.
The unit volumetric shrinkage and contraction of the axes were determined by randomly selecting 18 safflower grains, which were individually dried.
The unit volumetric shrinkage and volumetric shrinkage of the mass of safflower grains were determined by calculating the ratio between the volume of the product at a certain instant and its initial volume (Eq.
To see whether this is also valid for the specimens with shrinkages, the test volumes of all specimens were cut off after the fatigue test, Figure 4.
To differentiate between specimens with and without shrinkages for the cast blocks of EN-GJS-400-18U-LT, EN-GJS-450-18 and EN-GJS-700-2, removal plans were set up, based on the results of the Sampling Phased Array measurements.
The water/binder (W/B) ratio is another important factor affecting the drying shrinkage of concrete.
The wet curing time of the concrete before being exposed to the drying environment has an impact on the development of drying shrinkage. In this work, the influence of wet curing time on the drying shrinkage of concrete was experimentally evaluated with different mineral admixtures and W/B ratios.
As mentioned before, the low w/c cementitious mixture may experience greater autogenous shrinkage, as well as drying and thermal contraction in the early-age.
Soil shrinkage behaviour is often described by the ratio of void ratio (e) and moisture ratio ([??]) (Bronswijk 1991; Kim et al.
This paper introduces the recent state of research on shrinkage of concrete and reviews the prediction models.
A special clamping device was used to restrain the shrinkage movement of the specimen during drying by keeping the dimensions of the specimen constant (Cheng et al.