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Negative skin friction (Smdjsn)

Definition
Effect of settling soil that grips a pile or pier by friction and adds its weight to the structure load. Also called Downdrag. (Source: www.fhwa.dot.gov/infrastructure/tccc/tutorial/shafts/fhglos.htm)
Broader Term
Skin friction (Smdjs)