The report describes the application of the finite element technique to plane strain consolidation problems, dealing with primary consolidation only. A description is given of three-dimensional consolidation in order to explain three-dimensional effects in the consolidation process and to discuss similarities in the finite element formulation, Biot's and Terzaghi's formulation. The main points of a finite element formulation for the consolidation process are summarized, and the resulting computer program, CONSOL, is described. The complete element formulation is given in an appendix. An investigation is made on one- and two- dimensional problems, which show the effects discussed in the chapter on consolidation theory. A choice is made of problems which are of practical importance. (Author)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Soil Mechanics Publication No. 243.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Department of Civil Engineering, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Authors:
    • Boehmer, J W
    • Christian, J T
  • Publication Date: 1969-8

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  • Pagination: 183 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00054553
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R69-60 Res Rpt
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-C-85-65
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 10 1974 12:00AM