Mohr-Coulomb Failure Condition and the Direct Shear Test Revisited

P. Řeřicha

Abstract


An alternative critical plane orientation is proposed in the Mohr-Coulomb failure criterion for soils with an extreme property. Parameter identification from the direct shear test is extended to incude the lateral normal stress. 

Keywords


soil strength; shear failure; direct shear test

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
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