Cyclic Loading for the Measuring of Soil Consolidation Parametersby Alain Vuez, Inst Natl des Sciences Appliquees, Rennes, France,
Abdou Rahal, Inst Natl des Sciences Appliquees, Rennes, France,
Abstract: 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 | Load tests | Cyclic loads | Soil deformation | Permeability (soil) | Parameters (statistics) | Laboratory tests
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