THE CONSOLIDATION OF SOILS EXHIBITING CREEP UNDER CONSTANT EFFECTIVE STRESS

A theory of consolidation is developed for soils exhibiting creep under constant effective stress. The mathematical model for the theory is based on the soil model described by Bjerrum (1967). Equations governing the behavior of the model are presented, and a numerical procedure which can be used to obtain a solution to the equations in terms of both pore pressures and volume changes is described. As a check on the reliability of the solution, the strains and pore pressures measured in 1.75, 7.5 and 45 cm high oedometer specimens are compared with those predicted by the theory. Remarkable agreement can be observed. In addition, the theory is shown to give a reliable estimate of the settlement-time histories of three building structures in Drammen, Norway. /AUTHOR/

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    Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

    Forskningsveien 1
    Oslo 3,   Norway 
  • Authors:
    • Garlanger, J E
  • Publication Date: 1973

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  • Accession Number: 00260525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1974 12:00AM