SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1964

General Report on Theories


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).

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Meyerhof, GG
Nova Scotia Technical College, Halifax, N. S., Canada
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 35–38
DOI: 10.1520/STP29979S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4568-9
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0048-0