(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

A*certain*soil*has*c’*=*12kPa*and*φ’*=*32°.*The*major*and*minor*principal*stresses*at*a*point*in*this*

soil*are*348*and*160*kPa*respectively,*and*the*pore*water*pressure*at*this*point*is*96*kPa.*Draw*

the*failure*envelope*and*the*Mohr*circle*and*determine*if*a*shear*failure*will*occur*at*this*point*in*

the*soil.*If*so,*determine*the*angle*between*the*failure*plane*and*the*plane*on*which*the*major*

principal*stress*acts.*

2. Relevant equations

As attached.

3. The attempt at a solution

As attached. But how do I know if failure has occurred?

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# Mohr's Circle

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