Sentence Examples

  • Rowland in support of compressive stress.
  • Folding of the rocks resulted from the operation of great compressive forces acting tangentially to the figure of the earth.
  • The deformation of the Appalachianswas accomplished in two chief periods of compressive deformation, one in early Palaeozoic, the other about the close of Palaeozoic time, and both undoubtedly of long duration; the second one extended its effects farther northwest than the first.
  • The safe tensile strength of Portland cement concrete would be something like one-tenth of its compressive strength, and might be far less.
  • It has considerable compressive or crushing strength, but is somewhat deficient in shearing strength, and distinctly weak in tensile or pulling strength.

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