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Consolidation Behavior of Soils

Sridharan, A and Prakash, K and Asha, SR (1995) Consolidation Behavior of Soils. In: Geotechnical Testing Journal, 18 (1). pp. 58-68.

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Abstract

Based on Terzaghi's consolidation theory, percent of consolidation, U, versus the time factor, T, relationship for constant/linear excess pore water pressure distribution, it is possible to generate theoretical log10(H2/t) versus U curves where H is the length of the drainage path of a consolidating layer, and t is the time for different known values of the coefficient of consolidation, cν. A method has been developed wherein both the theoretical and experimental behavior of soils during consolidation can be simultaneously compared and studied on the same plot. The experimental log10(H2/t) versus U curves have been compared with the theoretical curves. The deviations of the experimental behavior from the theory are explained in terms of initial compression and secondary compression. Analysis of results indicates that the secondary compression essentially starts from about 60% consolidation. A simple procedure is presented for calculating the value of cv from the δ-t data using log10(H2/t) versus U plot.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to American Society Of Testing Materials.
Keywords: Atterberg limits,clays;compressibility;coefficient of consolidation;soil properties;time dependence. Atterberg limits, clays, compressibility, coefficient of consolidation, soil properties, time dependence Atterberg limits, clays, compressibility, coefficient of consolidation, soil properties, time dependence
Department/Centre: Division of Mechanical Sciences > Civil Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2009 05:03
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2011 09:50
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/19658

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