[ noun ] (physics) the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
Used in print(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)
One cannot make a very satisfactory guess about the micrometeorite flux in space .
Even in the neighborhood of the Earth , where information has been obtained both directly and indirectly , the derived flux values vary by at_least four orders_of_magnitude .
Beyond a_few million kilometers from the Earth , but still in the region of the Earth 's orbit , a prediction of the flux of dust is even more unreliable .
The data for the first day indicate a meteor_stream with a very high concentration of particles and may have led to the high estimates of micrometeorite flux .
Note that the mass threshold is four_times that of 1958_Alpha and that the flux is one_fifth as large .
[ noun ] (hydrostatics) a flow or discharge
Used in print(Raymond C. Binder et al., editors, Proceedings...)
The high heat fluxes existing at the electrode surfaces of electric arcs necessitate extensive cooling to prevent electrode ablation .
In free_burning electric arcs , for_instance , approximately 90 % of the total arc power is transferred to the anode giving_rise to local heat fluxes in excess of **f as measured by the authors - the exact value depending_on the arc atmosphere .
The gas flow through a plasma generator will modify these conditions ; however , the anode is still the part receiving the largest heat flux .
It is sufficiently small compared with the surface temperature of the anode holder , to make the energy flux radiated from the environment toward the anode holder negligible within the accuracy of the present measurements .
The total heat flux from the porous plug into the plug holder is thereby **f The temperature distribution of figure 4 gives **f for all blowing rates , assuming **f .
[ noun ] (medicine,pathology) excessive discharge of liquid from a cavity or organ (as in watery diarrhea)
[ verb ] mix together different elements
"The colors blend well" "fuse the clutter of detail into a rich narrative"--A. Schlesinger
[ noun ] in constant change
"his opinions are in flux" "the newness and flux of the computer industry"