CONTROL CHARTS AS A GENERAL METHOD FOR ANALYSING SOIL MECHANICS PROBLEMS

THE TERM CONTROL CHART HAS BEEN USED BY THE AUTHOR IN STABILITY PROBLEMS TO DESCRIBE CHARTS WHICH ILLUSTRATE THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE FACTOR OF SAFETY, THE COHESION OF THE MATERIAL AND THE ANGLE OF FRICTION. SUCH CHARTS CAN BE APPLIED TO ANY STABILITY PROBLEM IN SOIL MECHANICS. THIS METHOD IS APPLIED TO SLOPE STABILITY PROBLEMS, AND IS ALSO APPLICABLE TO THE BEARING CAPACITY OF FOUNDATIONS, PILES AND ABUTMENTS, AND TO THE STABILITY OF RETAINING WALLS. THE STABILITY ANALYSIS OF A TERRACED SLOPE IS DESCRIBED. THE METHOD IS ALSO USED IN THE EVALUATION OF TRIAXIAL TEST RESULTS, AND HAS THE PARTICULAR ADVANTAGE THAT AN ANALYSIS CAN BE MADE EVEN IF ONLY ONE MOHR FAILURE CIRCLE IS AVAILABLE, OR IF A NON-HOMOGENEOUS LAYERED SOIL SAMPLE IS RECOVERED FROM THE SITE INVESTIGATION. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper No 1/3, PP 13-29, 12 FIG, 1 TAB, 6 REF, 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Sparks, ADW
  • Publication Date: 1965-12

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  • Accession Number: 00234205
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  • Created Date: Feb 13 1994 12:00AM