SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Method of Test for Ultimate Shearing Resistance of Cohesive Clay Soils


This test is intended to determine the ultimate shearing resistance of clay soils (Note), sampled by the penetration method, by measuring the force required to cause the failure in double shear of a soil cylinder having a cross-sectional area of 1½ sq. in.

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Housel, WS
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 244–247
DOI: 10.1520/STP38512S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0