ground pressure


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ground pressure

[′grau̇nd ‚presh·ər]
(geophysics)
The pressure to which a rock formation is subjected by the weight of the superimposed rock and rock material or by diastrophic forces created by movements in the rocks forming the earth's crust. Also known as geostatic pressure; lithostatic pressure; rock pressure.
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Purchase of a low ground pressure all terrain vehicle.
With those narrow tyres and two five-gallon drums of oil in the back, adding a bit of weight and applying more ground pressure, I went about my business with barely a hitch, limited only by the old 10hp side valve engine, which lacked a bit of power.
Wide-base construction for high flotation, enhanced stability and low ground pressure.
According to the company, Prinoth's latest Panther offering is the T14R Rotating Dumper, an industry leading machine with a payload capacity of over 30,000 pounds, a diesel powertrain delivering 275 hp, and an astonishingly low ground pressure of just under 4psi
The track configuration of the Vactor Paradigm vacuum excavator is ideal for pipeline applications where significant ground pressure may cause damage to buried infrastructure," said Schmidt.
System Fondaline Fondaline, made of high density polyethylene is used for draining of groundwater and protection of underground waterproofing systems against damages caused by ground pressure.
The two biggest technical challenges Supacat faced were designing the vehicle to maintain a low ground pressure and designing the equipment to withstand treacherous sea conditions.
This is a great benefit as this reduces ground pressure drastically.
36m-thick thick steel matting helped GHHL's operators meet the project's ground pressure requirements.
The other component is ground pressure, Kirby said.
Fondaline, made of high density polyethylene is used for the draining of ground water and the protection of the underground waterproofing systems against damages caused by ground pressure.
Its standard 600mm tracks can also be upgraded to wider 800mm tracks for added stability and lower ground pressure.