The stability or shear strength of fine-grained soils can be increased by draining them with the passage of direct current through them. This process is known as
The major stress and minor stress acting at a point in a bar are 160 N/mm2 and 80 N/mm2 with shearing stress of 40N/mm2. Calculate the maximum shearing stress and the corresponding normal stress.
Following are the statements related to the stress paths in a triaxial testing of soils: P. If , the stress point lies at the origin of the p-q plot Q. If, the stress point lies on the p-axis of the p-q plot. R. If, both the stress points p and q are positive. For the above statements, the correct combination is
Given that the effective angle of internal friction of the soil is 100, the angle between the failure plane and the major principle plane will be:
Assertion (A):Shear strength parameters of sand can be estimated by conducting unconfined compression test. Reason (R):The effective angle of shearing resistance of sand is nearly the same for dry sand saturated sands, in drained condition.
In a shear test on cohesionless soils, if the initial void ratio is less than critical void ratio, the sample will