Consolidation with Triangular Pressure Generation

by John T. Christian, (M.ASCE),

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1977, Vol. 103, Issue 2, Pg. 133-136

Document Type: Journal Paper


In a previous technical note the writer has presented the analytical solution for the distribution of pore pressure in time and space for the case of an infinite, uniform, horizontal layer of soil with constant modulus and permeability in which excess pore pressures are generated linearly with time and dissipated by consolidation. Drainage can occur either at both faces or at one face. All the usual assumptions of classical consolidation theory apply. It turns out that the solution is a relatively simple extension of the Terzaghi consolidation theory.

Subject Headings: Pressure distribution | Soil pressure | Consolidated soils | Soil analysis | Pore pressure | Soil modulus | Permeability (soil) | Case studies

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