The effect of randomly varying load on the one-dimensional consolidation of a homogeneous clay stratum is analyzed. Upon describing the load process as a stationary random function of time, a general solution for the first and second moment of the degree of consolidated is obtained in terms of Green's function of the associated deterministic boundary value problem. The results are then applied to a speciffic case involving a particular family of autocorrelation functions of the applied loading process, process, and the influence of the different parameters is evaluated. Finally, the differential settlement caused by different rates of settlement between two nearby points is examined in terms of the cross correlation between the loading processes at the two points.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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    New York, NY  United States  10017-2398
  • Authors:
    • Alonso, E E
    • Krizek, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Accession Number: 00265653
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 11027
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 27 1975 12:00AM