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Unformatted text preview: 3. Plot a Mohr’s circle for the following stresses on a square soil element: σ x = 100 kPa σ y = 200 kPa τ xy = 20 kPa (force is counterclockwise on the top horizontal surface of the element) Determine the following (either from the circle or from equations): a. Principal stresses b. Angle of the planes on which the principal stresses act c. Shear and normal stresses on a plane that is 37 degrees from horizontal...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course CE 140 at San Jose State University .