FINITE LAYER ANALYSIS OF CONSOLIDATION (PART 1)
A method for the analysis of the consolidation of a horizontally layered soil under plane conditions is developed. The method depends upon the transformation of the governing equations by a Fourier transform. This transformation has the effect of reducing the partial differential equations of consolidation to ordinary differential equations. The ordinary differential equations are then solved using a finite layer or finite difference approach. Once the solution in the transformed plane has been found the actual solution is synthesized by Fourier inversion. The method leads to a considerable reduction in the amount of core storage necessary for solution and enables the solution of quite significant problems to be obtained on a mini - comptuer (a).
University of SydneySchool of Civil Engineering, Parramatta Road
Sydney, New South Wales Australia 2006
- BOOKER, J R
- Small, J C
- Publication Date: 1979-11
- Features: Figures; References;
- Pagination: 33 p.
- TRT Terms: Consolidation; Equations; Finite element method; Mathematical analysis; Minicomputers; Pavement layers; Soil mechanics; Soil stabilization; Soils
- Old TRIS Terms: Oil compacting
- ITRD Terms: 6471: Analysis (math); 5791: Consolidation (soil); 8673: Digital computer; 6490: Finite element method; 2952: Layer; 4156: Soil
- Subject Areas: Geotechnology; Highways;
- Accession Number: 00316362
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: ARRB Group Ltd.
- Report/Paper Numbers: Res Rpt R357 Monograph
- Files: ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
- Created Date: Sep 16 1980 12:00AM