By a theoretical investigation and by settlement analysis and observations on a large oil tank, it is shown that the ratio between the settlements along the periphery and in the center of a uniformly loaded area can vary within a wide range, depending on the degree of preconsolidation of the subsoil. For normally consolidated clay, this ratio normally ranges between 0.6 and 0.7 and for extremely sensitive, overconsolidated clay, it may be as small as 0.1, or even smaller.

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  • Accession Number: 00262328
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASCE Journal of Soil Mechanics & Foundations Div
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proc. Paper 4041
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 20 1974 12:00AM