Residual Shear Strength

by Peter Smart, Lectuer; Civ. Engrg. Dept., Univ. of Glasgow, Scotland,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 6, Pg. 2181-2183

Document Type: Journal Paper


This note offers the explanation for the dependence of the residual angle of the internal friction of soil (ø) on the clay content.

Subject Headings: Shear strength | Residual strength | Residual soils | Friction | Clays

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