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An evaluation of the direct shear method for determining shearing resistance of soils
The shearing strength of the soil not only controls the resistance to failure by sliding, but also influences the ultimate compressive loads which may be applied. The shearing resistance depends on the nature of the material ...
An evaluation of the triaxial compression test for the determination of the shear strength of soils
The stability of a soil mass against progressive failure, caused by the weight of the soil or superimposed loads may be predicted by comparing, at all points within the soil mass, the shearing, stresses caused by these ...
Design criteria for haunched rigid frames
The photoelaetic technique is applied to evaluate two methoda of design for single span, haunched rigid frames. A plastic model of a haunched rigid frame is uniformly loaded, and observed under polarized light. Photographs ...