Tensile Strength of Compacted Soils

by Jagdish Narain, (F.ASCE), Sr. Soils Engr.; Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, New York, NY; formerly, Prof. of Civ. Engrg., Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee, India,
Prakash C. Rawat, Sr. Res. Scholar; Indian Inst. of Technol., New Delhi, India; formerly, Jr. Res. Fellow, Univ. of Roorkee, Roorkee, India,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 6, Pg. 2185-2190

Document Type: Journal Paper


In this study, an attempt has been made to determine the tensile strength of compacted soils and its variation with respect to molding water content by diametral compression tests. The ratio of unconfined compressive strength and tensile strength at the optimum moisture content, and the relationship of this ratio with simple soil properties has also been determined.

Subject Headings: Ultimate strength | Soil strength | Compressive strength | Soil compression | Soil water | Compacted soils | Water content | Compression tests

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