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    General Report on Theories

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    The theories of shear strength occupy an important place in soil mechanics. They have to satisfy two main requirements: (1) the theories should describe the shear strength relationships of soils by means of fundamental strength parameters (analytical requirement); (2) these parameters should be directly applicable to strength and stability problems, such as earth pressures, stability of slopes, and bearing capacity of foundations (design requirement).

    Author Information:

    Meyerhof, GG
    Dean and head of the Department of Civil Engineering, Nova Scotia Technical College, Halifax, N. S.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP29979S