Stress Conditions in NGI Simple Shear Test

by A. Stanley Lucks, (A.M.ASCE), Engr.; Lambe Assocs., Inc., Concord, MA,
John T. Christian, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Civ. Engrg., MIT, Cambridge, MA,
Gregg E. Brandow, (A.M.ASCE), Grad. Student; Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA,
Kaare Höeg, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof.; Civ. Engrg., Stanford Univ., Stanford, CA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1972, Vol. 98, Issue 1, Pg. 155-160

Document Type: Journal Paper


This technical note describes the results of the three-dimensional analysis in the elastic range of deformations for an undrained test and presents answers to two questions: What is the state of stress in the sample; and how extensive are the zones in which the shear differs from the average value?

Subject Headings: Shear tests | Shear stress | Three-dimensional analysis | Elastic analysis | Stress analysis | Shear deformation

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