Prediction of Shear Strength Parameter from the Particle Size Distribution and Relative Density of Granular Soil

  • Vaibhav SharmaEmail author
  • Arvind Kumar
  • Akash Priyadarshee
  • Anil Kumar Chhotu
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering book series (LNCE, volume 31)


In all civil engineering structures, load is transferred to the soil. Load carrying capacity of soil depends upon the shear strength characteristics of soil. Angle of friction and cohesion are two shear strength parameter according to the Mohr–Coulomb theory. In case of granular soil mainly frictional and interlocking resistance mobilize between particles contributes for load carrying capacity of soil. This resistance mainly depends upon the particle size distribution, moisture content, and compaction state of granular soil. In this study, a regression model is established for the prediction of the shear strength parameter of granular soil. This model has taken average particle size, coefficient of uniformity, relative density as variable parameter for the prediction. The mathematical expression is found satisfactory for the prediction of shear strength parameter of soil.


Confining pressure Fiber-reinforcement Regression Stiffness Peak stress Internal friction angle Cohesion 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Vaibhav Sharma
    • 1
    Email author
  • Arvind Kumar
    • 1
  • Akash Priyadarshee
    • 1
  • Anil Kumar Chhotu
    • 1
  1. 1.Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, National Institute of Technology JalandharJalandharIndia

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