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    The Uniqueness of The Mohr-Coulomb Concept in Shear Failure

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    The Mohr-Coulomb concept has been widely used in soil mechanics to define the state of failure in shear. The concept is a combination of two failure criteria. The one relates failure to the extreme critical values of the principal stresses and defines the failure criterion by the envelope of a series of critical stress combinations; the other defines failure as the maximum ratio of the shear stress to the normal stress on the failure or slip plane(s).

    Author Information:

    Geuze, ECWA
    Professor, Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, N. Y.

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP29983S