Cyclic Loading for the Measuring of Soil Consolidation Parameters

by Alain Vuez, Inst Natl des Sciences Appliquees, Rennes, France,
Abdou Rahal, Inst Natl des Sciences Appliquees, Rennes, France,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Vertical and Horizontal Deformations of Foundations and Embankments


A method of determination of soil consolidation characteristics using sinusoidal loading is described. It can be performed in laboratory test or in situ observation as well, with different type of loadings with or without deformation. Results are expressed by the form of compressibility coefficients of solid matrices, compressibility coefficients of pore fluid and coefficient of permeability. They are obtained from an exploitation of the consolidation equation treated with loading and boundary conditions in terms of time.

Subject Headings: Consolidated soils | Cyclic loads | Parameters (statistics) | Soil deformation | Permeability (soil) | Soil properties | Laboratory tests | Field tests

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