From this chapter on we shall deal with the application of the fundamental concepts of physics and continuum mechanics to soils, based on the notions expressed by Eqs. (7.5.1), (7.5.2) and (7.9.3), (7.9.4), which show that the stress-strain relationship can be resolved into a spherical stress-strain relationship and a shear stress-strain relationship. Eqs. (7.5.3)–(7.5.6) indicate further how the stress and strain tensors can each be split into a spherical and shear tensor.


Force Field Void Ratio Volumetric Strain Unsaturated Soil Saturated Soil 
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  • Yehuda Klausner
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  1. 1.Beer-ShevaIsrael

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