Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

The applicability of the graphical method to estimate the consolidation parameters in the conventional oedometer test is investigated experimentally. The behaviors of settlement and the pore water pressure at the bottom of specimen under one dimensional consolidation for disturbed cohesive soil are discussed in this study, and the length of increment for the graphical method is given as the function of the consolidation pressure. It should be said that the values of consolidation parameters obtained by the graphical method can be same in a practical use as that by the classical methods. When both the graphical method and its application method presented in this paper are used, the reliability of design procedure for settlement could be improved.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Evaluation of Consolidation Parameters by Graphical Method

St. Louis, Missouri

The applicability of the graphical method to estimate the consolidation parameters in the conventional oedometer test is investigated experimentally. The behaviors of settlement and the pore water pressure at the bottom of specimen under one dimensional consolidation for disturbed cohesive soil are discussed in this study, and the length of increment for the graphical method is given as the function of the consolidation pressure. It should be said that the values of consolidation parameters obtained by the graphical method can be same in a practical use as that by the classical methods. When both the graphical method and its application method presented in this paper are used, the reliability of design procedure for settlement could be improved.