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2.11: Summary

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    Figure 2-57 gives a summary of the Mohr circles for Active and Passive failure of a cohesion less soil.

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    Figure 2-57: The Mohr circles for active and passive failure for a cohesion less soil.

    Some equations for a cohesion less soil in the active state:

    Failure will occur if:

    \[\ \sin (\varphi)=\frac{\frac{1}{2} \cdot\left(\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}-\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}\right)}{\frac{1}{2} \cdot\left(\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}+\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}\right)}\tag{2-114}\]

    This can also be written as:

    \[\ \left(\frac{\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}-\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}}{2}\right)-\left(\frac{\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}+\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}}{2}\right) \cdot \sin (\varphi)=0\tag{2-115}\]

    Using this equation the value of σh can be expressed into σv:

    \[\ \sigma_{\mathrm{h}}=\sigma_{\mathrm{v}} \frac{1-\sin (\varphi)}{1+\sin (\varphi)}=\mathrm{K}_{\mathrm{a}} \cdot \sigma_{\mathrm{v}}\tag{2-116}\]

    On the other hand, the value of σv can also be expressed into σh:

    \[\ \sigma_{\mathrm{v}}=\sigma_{\mathrm{h}} \frac{1+\sin (\varphi)}{1-\sin (\varphi)}=\mathrm{K}_{\mathrm{p}} \cdot \sigma_{\mathrm{h}}\tag{2-117}\]

    For the passive state the stresses σv and σh should be reversed.

    Figure 2-58 gives a summary of the Mohr circles for Active and Passive failure for a soil with cohesion.

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    Figure 2-58: The Mohr circles for active and passive failure for a soil with cohesion.

    Some equations for a soil with cohesion in the active state:

    Failure will occur if:

    \[\ \sin (\varphi)=\frac{\frac{1}{2} \cdot\left(\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}-\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}\right)}{\mathrm{c} \cdot \cot (\varphi)+\frac{1}{2} \cdot\left(\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}+\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}\right)}\tag{2-118}\]

    This can also be written as:

    \[\ \left(\frac{\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}-\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}}{2}\right)-\left(\frac{\sigma_{\mathrm{v}}+\sigma_{\mathrm{h}}}{2}\right) \cdot \sin (\varphi)-\mathrm{c} \cdot \cos (\varphi)=0\tag{2-119}\]

    Using this equation the value of σh can be expressed into σv:

    \[\ \sigma_{\mathrm{h}}=\sigma_{\mathrm{v}} \frac{1-\sin (\varphi)}{1+\sin (\varphi)}-2 \cdot \mathrm{c} \cdot \frac{\cos (\varphi)}{1+\sin (\varphi)}=\mathrm{K}_{\mathrm{a}} \cdot \sigma_{\mathrm{v}}-2 \cdot \mathrm{c} \cdot \sqrt{\mathrm{K}_{\mathrm{a}}}\tag{2-120}\]

    On the other hand, the value of σv can also be expressed into σh:

    \[\ \sigma_{\mathrm{v}}=\sigma_{\mathrm{h}} \frac{1+\sin (\varphi)}{1-\sin (\varphi)}+2 \cdot \mathrm{c} \cdot \frac{\cos (\varphi)}{1-\sin (\varphi)}=\mathrm{K}_{\mathrm{p}} \cdot \sigma_{\mathrm{h}}+2 \cdot \mathrm{c} \cdot \sqrt{\mathrm{K}_{\mathrm{p}}}\tag{2-121}\]

    For the passive state the stresses σv and σh should be reversed.


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