Soil Strength

This is the heart of soil mechanics, where we calculate the stresses in soil, and how it will settle based on these stresses, in other words, strength of soil. It mainly contains the following topics, which we will introduce each below.  

  • Total stress, effective stress (soil skeleton stress), pore water pressure
  • Shear Strength of Soil
  • Lateral Earth Pressure
  • Angle of Internal Friction
  • Cohesion of Clay
  • Bearing Strength of Soil
  • Consolidation Settlement
  • Elastic Settlement
  • Slope Stability
  • Critical State of Soil

In the next post of this series, we discuss “Total Stress, Effective Stress, Pore Water Pressure”

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