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Mohr's Circle

  1. Oct 11, 2010 #1
    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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  3. Oct 12, 2010 #2
    *Bump*
     
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