Civil Engineering - Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering - Discussion


Factor of safety against sliding of a slope, is the ratio of

[A]. actual cohesion to that required to maintain stability of slope
[B]. shear strength to shear stress along the surface
[C]. neither (a) nor (b)
[D]. both (a) and (b).

Answer: Option D


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Vijay said: (Oct 26, 2015)  
What is the difference between shear stress & strength?

Vyshnavi said: (Jun 14, 2016)  
Stress is the force applied, strength is the force the material can resist. When the shear stress reaches the shear strength of the material, it breaks.

Sathish said: (Jun 2, 2017)  
Please give explanation.

Dharmin said: (Feb 11, 2018)  
Stress is reaction force induced when force is applied. Its increas as applied force increat but upto its limit (ita strength) and strength is maximum reaction force soil can induced to withstand applied force.

Deadman said: (Nov 16, 2018)  
The answer should be B as FOS is resisting force/actuating force.

Dilip Singh said: (Jul 14, 2019)  
Strength- it is the resistance against the gradual loading.

Shear stress- it is the resistance between two objects.

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