INFLUENCE CHART FOR VERTICAL STRESS INCREASES DUE TO HORIZONTAL SHEAR LOADINGS

AN INFLUENCE CHART IS PRESENTED FOR COMPUTING THE VERTICAL STRESS INCREASE IN THE INTERIOR OF A SEMI-INFINITE HOMOGENEOUS ISOTROPIC ELASTIC MASS DUE TO DISTRIBUTED HORIZONTAL SHEARING STRESSES APPLIED AT THE SURFACE. AN EXAMPLE FOR A SQUARE SURFACE AREA LOADED WITH A UNIFORM VERTICAL STRESS AND A WEDGE-SHAPED HORIZONTAL SHEARING STRESS IS THEN WORKED OUT TO ILLUSTRATE THE USE OF THE INFLUENCE CHART. THE MATHEMATICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE INFLUENCE CHART AND A TABLE SUMMARIZING THE DATA REQUIRED TO CONSTRUCT THE INFLUENCE CHART ARE ALSO GIVEN. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Barksdale, Richard D
    • Harr, Milton E
  • Discussers:
    • Barber, E S
  • Publication Date: 1966

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 11-18
  • Monograph Title: Mechanics in earth masses
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  • Accession Number: 00233664
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1994 12:00AM