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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2005 Vol.6 No.100 P.29-34


Solution to 1-D consolidation of non-homogeneous soft clay

Author(s):  XIE Kang-he, WEN Jie-bang, XIA Jian-zhong

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China; more

Corresponding email(s):   zdkhxie@zju.edu.cn, 97crazyiori@163.com

Key Words:  Non-homogeneous soil, Time-dependent loading, One-dimensional consolidation, Layered system, Semi-analytical solution

XIE Kang-he, WEN Jie-bang, XIA Jian-zhong. Solution to 1-D consolidation of non-homogeneous soft clay[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2005, 6(100): 29-34.

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In this work, semi-analytical methods were used to solve the problem of 1-D consolidation of non-homogeneous soft clay with spatially varying coefficients of permeability and compressibility. The semi-analytical solution was programmed and then verified by comparison with the obtained analytical solution of a special case. Based on the results of some computations and comparisons with the 1-D homogeneous consolidation (by Terzaghi) and the 1-D non-linear consolidation theory (by Davis et al.) of soft clay, some diagrams were prepared and the relevant consolidation behavior of non-homogeneous soils is discussed. It was shown that the result obtained differs greatly from Terzaghi’s theory and that of the non-linear consolidation theory when the coefficients of permeability and compressibility vary greatly.

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