Even a four-kilometre deposit might reduce the effective resistance of the crust to compressive forces, by 10 per cent.
Its compressive strength, or resistance to crushing, is very great.
The form of the bottom flange is suited to the compressive strain it has to bear when the bridge is being moved.
It may lessen the compressive strength of a concrete column.
A formula for the compressive strength of a column could not include an element varying with the size of the lattice.
This bracing counteracts any tendency of the ribs to bend sideways under the compressive strain.
This elasticity arises from the repulsive force of its particles, and is always equal to the compressive force which it balances.
In this way the tendency of the periphery to fly apart is withstood by the compressive forces at the central portion of the disc.
Another similar column stood a little more than half that "compressive resistance."
Beams, too, cannot have much length in a material which is only one tenth as strong in tensile as in compressive resistance.