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Design of Roadside Channels with Flexible Linings
Hydraulic Engineering Circular Number 15, Third Edition

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Figure 4.1. Cohesive Soil Permissible Shear Stress

  Stress Range, N/m2 (lb/ft2)
Cohesive: Fine Grained 10<PI<20 1.3 (0.03) to 4.5 (0.09)
20<PI 3.9 (0.08) to 4.5 (0.09)
Cohesive: Clay 20<PI 5.7 (0.12)
Cohesive: Coarse Grained 10<PI<20 4.6 (0.10) to 7.1 (0.15)
20<PI 7.1 (0.15)

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Updated: 04/07/2011
 

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