Theory of Soil Plasticity with Indefinite Angle of Non-Coaxiality.
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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One of the difficulties that have hampered the development of the mathematical theory of soil plasticity was recently overcome by Mandl and Luque. They showed that the non-coaxiality of the principal axes of a stress tensor and a strain-rate tensor can occur only in plane deformation. Their assumption that the angle of non-coaxiality should be a material constant cannot be supported, however, The angle of non-coaxiality should be determined so that the solution to the given problem can exist. It is demonstrated in one of the examples in the report that a well-known solution in which the angle of non-coaxiality is assumed to be zero does violate the assumed boundary condition. The theory was reorganized by using new insights given by Mandl and Luque. It is concluded that still missing is one condition that enables us to determine the angle of non-coaxiality as a function of space. Author
- Soil Mechanics