Anisotropic Beams by Moment-Differential Method
In solving for the stresses in anisotropic prismatic beams using the theory of elasticity, it is found that there is a definite relationship between the normal stresses and the internal...

Transverse Anisotropy in Disks and Plates
This technical note describes the method of limit analysis which is used to obtain the collapse loads of a rotating disk and circular plate under lateral loading....

An Approach to the Stability of Rock Slopes Based on the Theory of Limiting Equilibrium with a Material Exhibiting Anisotropic Shear Strength

Faulting Across Discontinuities in Anisotropic Rock

Plastic Analysis of Anisotropic Disks and Plates
The method of limit analysis is used to estimate the collapse loads of rotating disks and laterally loaded circular plates. The material is transversely anisotropic and is assumed to obey...

Finite Element Method for Wood Mechanics
A three-dimensional finite element method for general anisotropy materials is presented. The method uses a parallelepiped element and includes the directional properties of the materials,...

Analysis of Waco Dam Slide
The investigation was performed to study the factors influencing the undrained shear strength of Pepper shale, a stiff-fissured clay, and to apply the results of the study to the analysis...

Shear-Flexible Orthotropic Plates Loaded in Plane
A new, improved theory is presented for orthotropic plates with thickness-shear flexibility and subjected to in-plane loading. The improvement introduced herein is the modification of...

Elastic Theory Applied to Reinforced Earth
Reinforced earth is considered as being comprised of soft layers alternating with closely spaced extremely stiff, but extremely thin layers. This model was suggested for natural soil stratification...

Directional Analysis in Model Design
In dimensional analysis, directions are ignored and vectorial entities are dealt with as if they were scalar. To put to use the available information that would otherwise be lost, a generalization...

Thermal Stresses in Multilayer Anisotropic Shells
A general method for analytically describing the stresses in multilayered, anisotropic shells of revolution subjected to axisymmetric, nonuniform temperature distributions is obtained....

Flow around Inclined Sheet Pile
For analysis of flow around a vertical sheet pile in homogeneous anisotropic soil, it is necessary to investigate the flow characteristics associated with an inclined sheet pile embedded...

Recoverable Deformation of Cohesionless Soils
Herein is shown that available experimental data on the recoverable behavior of cohesionless soils may be fitted closely using constitutive relations corresponding to a special case of...

Bearing Capacity of Anisotropic Cohesive Soil
A new description of anisotropic cohesive strength provides a simple solution for the bearing capacity of a strip load, based on previous work by Hill. This solution and a survey of published...

Testing of Anisotropic Clay Soils
Presented herein is an attempt to shed some light on what happens when an inclined specimen is tested in compression in a standard triaxial cell....

Point-Matching Analysis of Curved Timber Beams
The general solution of the plane-stress problem for an elastic body exhibiting cylindrical anisotropy is used with a point-matching technique to obtain the distribution of stresses in...

Movement of Salts in Ponded Anisotropic Soils
The method of determining the displacement front of an interface between saline and fresh water to subsurface drains under ponded conditions, proposed by Luthin, et al., is extended to...

Mohr-Coulomb Strength Theory for Anisotropic Soils
A general adaptation of the Mohr-Coulomb strength criterion is developed to include all probable variations for the effective stress strength parameters anticipated for normally and lightly...

Undrained Strength of Anisotropically Consolidated Sand
The strength of triaxial test specimens of saturated sand was investigated over a wide range of density, confining pressure, and anisotropic consolidation stress conditions. It was found...

Method for Predicting Initial Settlement
A method of analysis is developed for predicting initial settlement, i.e., settlement due to strains which occur within soil that remains at constant volume. The method employs finite...