STRENGTH PROPERTIES AND THEIR MEASUREMENT

The basic principles that govern the shear strength and the methods that may be used for its measurement are outlined. The general principles considered here include the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion, effective stress versus total stress analysis, common states of stress and stress change, stress-strain characteristics and the effect of rate of loading. A variety of methods (simple tests, triaxial test, plane strain test, direct-shear test, simple shear test) is available for the laboratory measurement of shear strength. The shear strength properties of cohesionless soils, soft saturated and clayey silts, heavily overconsolidated clays, sensitive soils, partially saturated soils, residual soil colluvium, and rocks are reviewed. A discussion of soil behavior under repeated loads covers stress-strain characteristics, and failure under repeated loading.

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 139-154
  • Monograph Title: LANDSLIDES: ANALYSIS AND CONTROL
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00193492
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM