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Analysis of Results of Consolidation Tests of Saturated Clayey Soils


It is shown that the dependence of soil deformation on the distance to the drainage boundary, which is noted by a number of experimenters for the stage of secondary consolidation, is explained by incorrect interpretation of test data. Laboratory results demonstrating an apparent lack of creep in the stage of primary consolidation are explained by characteristic features of the generalized consolidation equations and relationships between their parameters.

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Translated from Osnovaniya, Fundamenty i Mekhanika Gruntov, No. 3, pp. 7–10, May–June, 2005.

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Konovalov, P.A., Bezvolev, S.G. Analysis of Results of Consolidation Tests of Saturated Clayey Soils. Soil Mech Found Eng 42, 81–85 (2005).

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  • saturated clayey soils
  • consolidation tests