lithostatic

lithostatic

(ˌlɪθəʊˈstætɪk)
adj
(Geological Science) another name for geostatic
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v], and variations of density with depth were included when calculating the lithostatic load [[sigma].
The vertical stress (ov) is the magnitude of the lithostatic pressure (equation 1) exerted on a point at a depth of "z" by the material on top of it with a density of "p" and the acceleration of gravity ([gamma]).
The most important physical and chemical characteristics of a proppant to maintain conductivity are their abilities to withstand; (1) lithostatic pressure; (2), temperature; and (3) resistance to solutions, General characteristics of the three major types of proppants are shown In Figure 4.
The absence of these projections on the third side also points to the fact that the lithostatic component of the palaeostress field dominated in formation of the rock elastic symmetry.
B) Potentiometric pressure must be greater than lithostatic pressure.
For this reason it is possible that very shallow depth and correspondingly very low lithostatic pressure during garnet formation at Antetezambato accounts for the near end-member andradite composition of the garnet.
The big finding is that there is very high fluid pressure down there, that is, lithostatic pressure, which means pressure equivalent to the load of all rock above it, 15 to 30 kilometers (10 to 20 miles) of rock," Nadeau said.
Generation, maturation, migration of fluids under lithostatic charge and accumulation in structural or stratigraphic traps, led to the formation of oil and gas field [11].
Cemented rock fill was needed to counteract the increased lithostatic load caused by settling of the overlying strata.
An average rhyolitic magma undersaturated in water remains under lithostatic pressure until saturation is reached.