WIT Press


On Consolidation Of Layered Soils

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Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BE930302

Volume

2

Pages

16

Published

1993

Size

993 kb

Author(s)

Y.J. Chiou & S.Y. Chi

Abstract

On consolidation of layered soils Y.-J. Chiou, S.-Y. Chi Department of Civil Engineering, National Cheng Rung University, Tainan, Taiwan 70101, Peoples Republic of China ABSTRACT Blot's consolidation analysis of plane strain layered soils is investigated. The soil is modelled as an isotropic fluid saturated layered porous medium. The time marching method, uncoupled boundary element method, and successive stiffness method are applied for the numerical study. The results show that the land subsidence due to surface loading is mainly influenced by the stiffness of the soil layer. The soil layer with smaller stiffness and thicker soft layer will induce larger land subsidence. INTRODUCTION The settlement of structures and foundations is the consequence of dissipation of pore water pressure. The consolidation analysis of this problem has been an active engineering research area. In geotechnical

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