An Extreme-Value Model for Strength of Stiff Clays

by Kalankamary P. George, Univ of Mississippi, Dep of Civil, Engineering, University, MS, USA,
Adnan A. Basma, Univ of Mississippi, Dep of Civil, Engineering, University, MS, USA,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Probabilistic Characterization of Soil Properties: Bridge Between Theory and Practice

Abstract: The role of the distribution function in the safety analysis of soil structures is briefly discussed. Comparison of the two statistical distributions - normal and Weibull - reveals that Weibull distribution, because of its emphasis on defect structure, gives rise to relatively conservative designs in fissured clays.

Subject Headings: Soil strength | Clays | Distribution functions | Structural safety | Soil analysis | Soil structures | Structural analysis

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