Calculating cv based on non-uniform initial excess pore pressure
Lovisa, J., Read, W.W., and Sivakugan, N. (2012) Calculating cv based on non-uniform initial excess pore pressure. Géotechnique, 62 (8). pp. 741-748.
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The coefficient of consolidation (c v ) is often determined by comparing the characteristics of the experimental and theoretical consolidation using empirical curve-fitting procedures which are based on the theoretical U−T curve generated by a layer subjected to a uniform initial excess pore water pressure distribution. However, in cases where settlement–time data are a result of a non-uniform initial pore pressure distribution, these curve-fitting procedures are no longer valid. In this technical note, a generalised procedure for Taylor and Casagrande's popular curve-fitting procedures is proposed, where the user is directed to select appropriate adjustment factors, depending on the type of non-uniform initial excess pore pressure distribution encountered. These factors were determined by approximating separate regions of the U−T curves using simple power and exponential functions. In non-uniform cases where the power approximation only captures a small portion of the U−T curve it may be difficult to use the corresponding modified curve-fitting procedure objectively.
|Item Type:||Article (Refereed Research - C1)|
|Keywords:||clays; pore pressures; time dependence; settlement; theoretical analysis; consolidation|
|FoR Codes:||09 ENGINEERING > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090501 Civil Geotechnical Engineering @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||87 CONSTRUCTION > 8702 Construction Design > 870201 Civil Construction Design @ 100%|
|Deposited On:||13 Aug 2012 11:00|
|Last Modified:||18 Oct 2013 01:34|
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