An Extreme-Value Model for Strength of Stiff Claysby 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,
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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