The effect of angularity on the shearing strength of sands
Thesis DisciplineCivil Engineering
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree NameDoctor of Philosophy
An attempt has been made in this thesis to analyse the factors which affect the shearing strength of dry sand, as given by Coulomb’s Equation S = p tan φ. Experiments have been carried out using sands of varying angularities and comparing results with those for glass beads. Uniform and ungraded samples were also considered.