Term of the Road Dictionary

Mohr's envelope

  • Language : PIARC Road Dictionary / English
  • Theme : Roads Materials Material Testing
  • Definition : Curve representing the relation that exists between shear stress and normal stress applied to a given surface of a homogeneous and isotropic solid when shear rupture occurs along this surface. Notes: 1. In its useful range, this curve can be assimilated to a straight line. 2. The triaxial test is used to determine it.
  • Synonyms : intrinsic curve

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