A model for soil consolidation
In solving a problem in soil mechanics, the first step is to build up a mathematical model of the material. This model consists of a set of statements describing, in mathematical terms, the behaviour of the material when subjected to changes in external forces, pore pressures, displacements, etc. The statements are usually given in the form of general expressions describing the behaviour of some general class of materials, but they contain parameters to which numerical values may be assigned after tests on a particular material.
KeywordsPore Pressure Effective Stress Void Ratio Soil Mechanic Excess Pore Pressure
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