Research engineer, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Linköping,
Chief engineer and head of the Department for Site Investigations and Field Measurements, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Linköping,
Chief engineer and head of the Department of Soil Mechanics for Roads and Bridges, Swedish Geotechnical Institute, Linköping,
The paper describes how the Swedish Geotechnical Institute (SGI) currently proceeds in the evaluation of shear strength in cohesive soils. Information is given on how different test results and empirical experience can be weighted and combined to give the best possible estimation of the shear strength properties in cohesive soils. The procedure described has evolved during the continuing work at SGI as research results and practical experience from the Institute as well as others have been obtained and taken into consideration.
Paper ID: GTJ10942J