geostatic pressure

geostatic pressure

[¦jē·ō¦stad·ik ′presh·ər]
(geophysics)
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If the geostatic pressure in particular point is higher than the stress from the additional load, the boundary condition - zero vertical displacement - must be introduced for that particular point of subsoil.
In addition, geostatic pressure, which originates from the Quaternary sands over 40 meters thick, accelerates the deformation process resulting in a sinkhole-type surfacial subsidence.

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