Coefficient of consolidation by plotting velocity against displacement

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    Abstract

    A method is presented for estimating the initial compression, the final compression and the coefficient of consolidation from an observed, experimental consolidation response, using a plot of velocity versus displacement and the conventional Taylor plot of compression versus the square root of time. Goodness of fit measures indicate that the method produces good agreement between fitted and measured displacement values, at least up until the point where the impact of secondary compression on the overall displacement response becomes significant.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)553-557
    Number of pages5
    JournalGéotechnique
    Volume59
    Issue number6
    Early online date15 Apr 2009
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Aug 2009

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
    • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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