Analytical solution to progressive destructive strength of natural soils in consideration of multiple factors

Cheng Zhou, He Ping Xie, Jianhua Yin

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Natural soils usually exhibit initial structure and anisotropy. The strength and deformation of natural soils normally differ from those of the remoulded soils under complex stress path. The mutual effects of the structure, initial anisotropy and complex stress path make it complicated and difficult to determine the progressive destructive strength and parameters of natural soils. The analytical solution to the progressive destructive normalized undrained strength of anisotropic natural soils is derived. The dependency of the progressive destructive normalized undrained strength of natural soils on the initial anisotropy, progressive destruction ratio and stress path is investigated.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)1056-1060
Number of pages5
JournalYantu Lixue/Rock and Soil Mechanics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2006


  • Anisotropy
  • Natural soil
  • Progressive destruction
  • Strength
  • Stress path
  • Structure

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Soil Science

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