Consolidation-Strength Analysis for Soft Soils

by Zbigniew Lechowicz, Agricultural Univ of Warsaw, Dep of, Geotechnics, Warsaw, Poland,
Alojzy Szymanski, Agricultural Univ of Warsaw, Dep of, Geotechnics, Warsaw, Poland,
Wojciech Wolski, Agricultural Univ of Warsaw, Dep of, Geotechnics, Warsaw, Poland,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sedimentation Consolidation Models—Predictions and Validation

Abstract: A one-dimensional consolidation analysis including prediction of consequent shear strength increase for soft soils which exhibit large secondary compression is proposed. Consolidation and strength characteristics of two kinds of organic soils have been determined from laboratory tests carried out in the Rowe cell and standard triaxial cell. Observations at a test embankment site in Poland have shown good agreement between predicted and measured settlement and shear strength values.

Subject Headings: Consolidated soils | Soil analysis | Soil strength | Soil settlement | Soft soils | Shear strength | Model tests | Foundation settlement | Soil compression | Poland | Europe

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