One-Dimensional Consolidation of Layered Systems

by Robert L. Schiffman, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Theoretical Soil Mech.; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago Illionois and Res. Assoc., Computing Center, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO,
Jack R. Stein, Res. Asst. in Soil Mech.; Univ. of Illinois at Chicago Circle, Chicago, IL,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 4, Pg. 1499-1504

Document Type: Journal Paper


An analytical solution to the layered consolidation problem for a general set of boundary conditions and an arbitrary load history is presented herein. An example is provided in which the soil profile consists of four compressible layers.

Subject Headings: Soil compression | Soil analysis | Boundary conditions | Arbitration | Load history | History | Consolidated soils | Layered systems

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