Finite Strain Consolidation for Vertical Drainsby R. Robert Goughnour, (A.M.ASCE), Geotechnics America, Inc, Peachtree City, United States,
Abstract: Consolidation equations for vertical prefabricated drains which consider finite vertical strain of the soil are derived. Estimated consolidation times are shorter when finite soil strain is considered, and this effect becomes greater as the strain becomes greater. A method of proportioning composite drains used for lateral drainage is proposed.
Subject Headings: Consolidated soils | Strain | Drainage | Soil stress | Prefabrication | Composite materials | Mathematics
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