Displacement Distribution Caused by Pumping from the Aquifer in Soil

  • Wen-Hao Guo
  • Zhen-Dong CuiEmail author
  • Zhen Li
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


A new phenomenon that the accumulative multi-layered settlement is not equal to the land subsidence was discovered during the engineering dewatering. Displacement distribution induced by pumping from the confined aquifer was investigated using axisymmetric consolidation of multi-layered soils based on the theory of Biot’s consolidation. The variations of the displacement showed tensile and shear deformations that appeared in the overlying aquitard when pumping from the confined aquifer. The tensile deformation decreased with the increasing distance away from the pumping well. The shear deformation first increased and then decreased with the growing distance away from the pumping well.


Vertical displacement Horizontal displacement Anisotropic permeability Multi-layered soils 



This work was funded by National Key R&D Program of China (2016YFC0600903).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State Key Laboratory for Geomechanics and Deep Underground Engineering, School of Mechan-ics and Civil EngineeringChina University of Mining and TechnologyXuzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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