DISCUSSION OF STABILITY OF CELLULAR COFFERDAMS AGAINST VERTICLE SHEAR

THE AUTHOR INVESTIGATED 3 APPROACHES TO THE VERTICAL SHEAR PROBLEM AFTER FINDING TERZAGHI'S ORIGINAL APPROACH AND KRYNINES MODIFICATION OF IT NOT REALISTIC. HE CONCLUDED THAT THE MOST REASONABLE APPROACH IS ESSENTIALLY TERZAGHIS ORIGINAL APPROACH BUT WITH THE NORMAL STRESSES ON THE HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL PLANES EQUAL TO EACH OTHER. THE DISCUSSER AGREES WITH THESE CONCLUSIONS, BUT GIVES EVIDENCE THAT DESTROYS THE MAIN JUSTIFICATION FOR THE VERTICAL SHEAR FAILURE APPROACH. THEREFORE, THE DISCUSSER AGREES WITH THE AUTHORS STATEMENT THAT ANOTHER METHOD, PREFERABLY BRINCH HANSEN METHOD, SHOULD REPLACE THE VERTICAL SHEAR METHOD. HANSEN'S METHOD CAN BE EASILY PROGRAMMED FOR A COMPUTER.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 97, No SM 8, PP 1127-1128
  • Authors:
    • Wilson, W E
  • Publication Date: 1971-8

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  • Accession Number: 00236230
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 15 1971 12:00AM