Sedimentation Consolidation Models?Predictions and Validation

by Raymond N. Yong, (M.ASCE), William Scott Prof. of Civ. Engrg. and Applied Mechanics, and Dir.; Geotechnical Research Centre, McGill Univ., Montreal, Canada,
Frank C. Townsend, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Univ. of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-429-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-429-3 (ISBN-10), 1984, Soft Cover, Pg. 609

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Conference information: A Symposium of ASCE Convention | San Francisco, California, United States | October 1, 1984

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


In very soft sediments, questions have arisen concerning the capability of standard computational techniques used to implement calculations. The problems mainly lie in the manner in which the models are used. The problems become more apparent when settling predictions need to be made for solids-suspensions. The most common predictive methods for application to the solids settling problem center around the classical sedimentation and consolidation models. Application of thickening theories as alternatives has also been considered. The papers in this publication address theories two aspects of sedimentation/consolidation?theories and predictions, and validation and field studies.

Subject Headings: Sediment | Validation | Field tests | Consolidated soils | Publications | Computer models


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