Effective stress (σ') is a value reflecting the strength of a soil. It's physicality is not fully understood and it's founder, Terzaghi, describes its origin as being seated in the solid phase of the soil, and is found in terms of total stress (σ) and pore water pressure (u): Karl von Terzaghi (Prague, October 2, 1883 â Winchester, Massachusetts, October 25, 1963) was an Austrian civil engineer, called the father of soil mechanics. ... Stress has different meanings in different fields: Look up stress on Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...
The formula for effective stress is used throughout soil mechanics and is vital in engineering applications.
Share your thoughts, questions and commentary here
Want to know more? Search encyclopedia, statistics and forums:
Press Releases |
The Wikipedia article included on this page is licensed under the
Images may be subject to relevant owners' copyright.
All other elements are (c) copyright NationMaster.com 2003-5. All Rights Reserved.
Usage implies agreement with terms, 1022, m