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Stresses in Wedges of Cohesionless Materials Formed by Free Discharge at the Apex

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G. van R. Marais

Water Resources and Public Health Engineering, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa

J. Eng. Ind 91(2), 345-352 (May 01, 1969) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3591571 History: Received July 26, 1968

Abstract

Cohesionless wedges formed by free discharge at the apex exist completely in the active critical state. With active failure movement, sections only of the wedge may be in the active state. Base settlement induces intermediate stress states between the active and passive.

Copyright © 1969 by ASME
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