A Review of the Theories for Sand Drains

by Jr. Richart,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 3, Pg. 1-38

Document Type: Journal Paper


Review of factors involved in success or failure of drain well designed to accelerate process of soil consolidation; consolidation behavior of smeared wells found to be identical to that of equivalent ideal well of reduced diameter; numerical procedures for solving consolidation problems.

Subject Headings: Consolidated soils | Sandy soils | Drainage | Soil properties | Failure analysis | Drainage wells | Numerical methods

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