Yield Behaviour and Consolidation. II: Strength Gain

by D. E. Becker, Golder Associates, Calgary, Alberta, Can,
J. H. A. Crooks, Golder Associates, Calgary, Alberta, Can,
M. G. Jefferies, Golder Associates, Calgary, Alberta, Can,
K. McKenzie, Golder Associates, Calgary, Alberta, Can,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Sedimentation Consolidation Models—Predictions and Validation


In Part I it was shown that in situ yielding of soft foundation clays significantly affected consolidation behaviour and that yield could be defined using the effective stress path/yield envelope (ESP/YE) approach. A literature review was carried out to determine the frequency of occurrence of reported lack of strength gain with consolidation. The case records analyzed include a variety of soil types, loading and stratigraphic geometries, and boundary drainage conditions. Analyses were carried out for sites at which vertical drains were and were not employed.

Subject Headings: Soil analysis | Soil-structure interaction | Soil surveys | Consolidated soils | Effective stress | Drainage | Soil structures | Field tests

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