THE RELATION BETWEEN THE SHEAR STRENGTH OF SANDS IN TRIAXIAL COMPRESSION, PLANE STRAIN, AND DIRECT SHEAR

A THEORETICAL RELATION IS DERIVED BETWEEN THE PEAK COULOMB PHI VALUES FOR SATURATED DRAINED SANDS MEASURED IN THE DIRECT SHEAR TEST AND THE PLANE STRAIN COMPRESSION TEST USING THE STRESS-DILATANCY EQUATION AND THE ASSUMPTION THAT THE DIRECTIONS OF PRINCIPAL STRAIN INCREMENT AND PRINCIPAL STRESS COINCIDE. LIMITING DILATANCY RATES IN TRIAXIAL COMPRESSION ALLOW AN OVERALL COMPARISON OF THE PHI VALUES TO BE EXPECTED IN THESE THREE TYPES OF TEST. PRESENT AVAILABLE EXPERIMENTAL DATA INDICATE QUITE CLOSE AGREEMENT OVER THE RANGE PHI = 17-39 DEGREES FOR COHESIONLESS SOILS. /RRL(A)/

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 19, No 1, PP 75-86, 7 FIG, 1 TAB, 33 REF
  • Authors:
    • ROWE, P W
  • Publication Date: 1969-3

Media Info

  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00234924
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 10 1971 12:00AM