SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1970

Suggested Method of Test for Ultimate Shearing Resistance of Granular Soils and Stabilized Mixtures


This test is intended for use in determining the ultimate shearing resistance of granular soils or granular-cohesive mixtures as determined by the relationship between normal and tangential forces at the point of shearing failure which is ordinarily designated by the tangent of the angle of internal friction, φ.

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Housel, WS
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 248–256
DOI: 10.1520/STP38513S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5570-1
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0051-0