Soil Structure and the Step-Strain Phenomenon

by D. H. Trollope,
C. K. Chan,

Serial Information: Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers, 1961, Vol. 126, Issue 1, Pg. 1650-1687

Document Type: Journal Paper


Make-up of stable soil structures has been studied by developing working hypothesis; mechanism of shear failure in soils and their response to long-term sustained and repeated loads; phenomenon of step-strain behavior, observed in laboratory, is explained in terms of soil structure; experimental investigation of theory with respect to creep behavior and ultimate strength.

Subject Headings: Soil structures | Soil strength | Soil analysis | Shear failures | Shear strength | Failure analysis | Structural failures | Failure loads

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