sinkage


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sink·age

 (sĭng′kĭj)
n.
1. The process, amount, or degree of sinking.
2. A sunken area; a depression.

sinkage

(ˈsɪŋkɪdʒ)
n
rare the act of sinking or degree to which something sinks or has sunk

sink•age

(ˈsɪŋ kɪdʒ)

n.
1. the act, process, or amount of sinking.
2. a sunken surface or area.
[1880–85]
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Formation and seal width deficiency with roughness, rutting and sinkage.
In [8], which was based on [9], the indentation of a rigid plate on various soft soils was studied and a Load Sinkage Analytical (LSA) model was developed, described by eq.
The imprinted concrete has no weeds, no sinkage of the area, no stains and it is virtually maintenance free.
All my friends and associates, farmers and anglers have complained they've got ground sinkage and loss of water.
A combination of coastal erosion--contributed to by mangrove destruction--salinity incursions and land sinkage following ground water exploitation, are causing cities and their outskirts to become increasingly prone to flooding.
The plate sinkage test (Alexandrou and Earl 1995) and confined compression test (Koolen 1974) are both constant loading-rate tests and time-effective.
The variables "sinkage", "fricAngle", "cohesion", "color" and "sonarRefl" are for sinkage, friction angle and cohesion coefficient, visualisation colour and sonic wave reflection capability respectively.
Shorter transition lengths at the transition in and out locations as well as plough buoyancy and soft soil skids were implemented to prevent excessive sinkage.
There were some questions about the proposal to locate the new airport on land that is considered soft, which could create problems with sinkage down the road.
These revealed that the computed values of drag, trim, sinkage and the transverse wave profile agreed well with the measurements taken at the towing tank facility at the University of Tokyo.