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The contribution of fibers to the strength of fiber-reinforced soils is very much dependent on the distribution of orientation of the fibers. The fibers in the direction of largest extension contribute most to the strength of the composite, whereas the fibers under compression have an adverse effect on the composite stiffness, and they do not produce an… (More)
A stability analysis of slopes based on a translational mechanism of failure is presented. The collapse mechanism is assumed to be in the form of rigid blocks analogous to slices in traditional slice methods. The proposed analysis, although based on the kinematical approach of limit analysis, always satisfies the equilibrium of forces acting on all blocks… (More)
The widely used Jaky coefficient of earth pressure at rest, K0, is revisited. It is demonstrated that this coefficient was derived from an analysis of the stress state in a sand prism that yields an unrealistic stress field. It is also surprising that the at rest stress state is represented as a function of the limit state parameter internal friction angle… (More)
Frost-susceptible soils are characterized by their sensitivity to freezing that is manifested in heaving of the ground surface. While significant contributions to explaining the nature of frost heave in soils were published in late 1920s, modelling efforts did not start until decades later. Several models describing the heaving process have been developed… (More)
The unique case of a 33-year-old man with a silica granuloma at the site of circumcision, performed 15 years previously for acquired phimosis, is reported. The lesion was probably produced by the deposit of talc in the surgical wound.
The unique case of a self-inflicted cheilorrhagia with clinical features of Munchausen syndrome and cheilitis glandularis is described. Attention is directed to the association of cheilitis glandularis and factitious bleeding. This constitutes a new variety of bleeding type Munchausen's syndrome.
While computational tools have made most graphical methods and charts obsolete, stability charts for slopes are still routinely used in practice. The charts presented here are based on the kinematic approach of limit analysis that leads to a strict lower bound on stability number c/gH or an upper bound on the safety factor. An earlier suggestion is employed… (More)