Consolidation-Time Relationship for Layered Clays

by Yang H. Huang, (M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Kentucky, Lexington, KY,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 1, Pg. 371-375

Document Type: Journal Paper


To facilitate the applications of Terzaghi's one-dimensional theory of consolidation, charts showing different initial conditions have been developed so that the settlement at any given time can be easily determined. The purpose herein is to develop one of such charts which may be used by soil engineers to estimate the time rate of settlement if foundations underlaid by two or three layers of clays are encountered in the field.

Subject Headings: Soil settlement | Consolidated soils | Layered soils | Clays | Foundation settlement | Distinguished engineers | Soil properties

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