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  • The whole of the rod will therefore be subject to a compressive longitudinal stress P, the associated contraction R, expressed as a fraction of the original length, being R = P/M = (B 2 -H2)/87-M, where M is Young's modulus.
  • 4 Some writers have indeed contended that the stress in magnetized iron is not compressive, but tensile, even when, as in the case of a ring-magnet, there are no free ends.
  • Rowland in support of compressive stress.
  • The maximum compressive working stress on the concrete may be 500 lb per sq.
  • Folding of the rocks resulted from the operation of great compressive forces acting tangentially to the figure of the earth.

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