stress meter

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Instrument for measuring pressure changes in rocks, that result from mining operations. The stress meter has a steel shaft with a groove containing glycerine. When pressure is exerted the glycerine is squeezed on to a diaphragm which pushes a strain gauge to measure the movement.

Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

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