UNDRAINED STRENGTH ANISOTROPY IN EMBANKMENT STABILITY ANALYSIS

An approximate stability analysis taking strength anisotropy into account is proposed, from which various connection curves are established. Examination of these curves shows that there is one particular constant correction factor applicable to most practical situations of embankment construction. This can be written as sa=0.95 cm where sa is the available subsoil strength and cm the mean strength from the vertical and horizontal specimens. This expression is shown to be in agreement with existing field experience. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Research Council of Canada

    1200 Montreal Road
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1A 0R6
  • Authors:
    • Timeda, P
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 4 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196856
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM