Presented in this paper is a general theory describing the consolidation of a porous elastic soil. The formulation allows for the occurrence of finite geometry changes and finite elastic strains during the consolidation process. The governing equations have been cast in a rate form and the laws which determine deformation and pore fluid flow, i.e. Hooke's law and Darcy's law, are presented in a frame indifferent manner. A numerical technique is described that provides an approximate solution to the governing equations. The theory and the solution technique are illustrated by several examples of practical interest. /Author/TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Sydney

    School of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
    Sydney, New South Wales  Australia  2006
  • Authors:
    • Carter, J P
    • Small, J C
    • BOOKER, J R
  • Publication Date: 1978-7


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00157487
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Resh Rpt. No. R290 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 8 1977 12:00AM