Very wet mud of such nature that a weight will rapidly sink into it



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BREAK-EVEN WEIGHT

The weight at which it is cheaper to charge the lower rate for the next higher weight-break multiplied by the minimum weight indicated, than to charge the higher rate for the actual weight of the shipment.

HEAVY LIFT CHARGE

A charge typically imposed when special lifting gear is required to handle a given piece of cargo, which may be of either heavy weight or of large dimensions (often referred to as 'out of gauge' when dealing with container vessels).

SHALLOW WATER EFFECT

The effect that due to the depth of water, the speed of the vessel and shape of the vessels hull causes the vessel to sink deeper in the water especially in shallow water and at high speed.

VISCOSITY INDEX IMPROVER

Additive that increase the viscosity of the fluid throughout its useful temperature range. Such additives are polymers that possess thickening power as a result of their high molecular weight and are necessary for formulation of multi-grade engine oils.

FINITE ELEMENT METHOD

An approximation method for studying continuous physical systems, used in structural mechanics, electrical field theory, and fluid mechanics; the system is broken into discrete elements interconnected tact bed used for filtering purposes. filter cake See mud cake.

FAHRENHEIT'S HYDROMETER

A type of hydrometer which carries a pan at its upper end in which weights are placed; the relative density of a liquid is measured by determining the weights necessary to sink the instrument to a fixed mark, first in water and then in the liquid being studied.

MANGROVES

Tropical small tree growing on mud and inter-tidal flats.

BAROSCOPE

An apparatus which demonstrates the equality of the weight of air displaced by an object and its loss of weight in air.

KNUDSEN-LANGMUIR EQUATION

Relationship of molecular distillation rate to vapor saturation pressure, solution temperature, and molecular weight during evaporation and no-recycle condensation.

DIAMOND-POINT

A cutting tool with a bit See mud auger.

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