INITIAL DISTRIBUTION OF AVERAGE EXCESS PORE WATER PRESSURE DUE TO A TRAPEZOIDAL LOAD

A numerical integration procedure is used to evaluate the equations which give the initial distribution of excess pore water pressure in a subsoil due to a trapezoidal surface load, such as in a highway embankment, and a series of curves are provided for a broad range of geometrical variations. Although the foundation soil is assumed to be saturated, the effect of soil dilatancy is taken into account. The resulting information on pore pressure distributions can be conveniently employed in conjunction with classical consolidation theory to determine the ultimate consolidation settlements which occur under the applied load. (A) /TRRL/

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    Japanese Society of Soil Mech & Foundation Engrs

    Tokyo,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Krugmann, P K
    • Krizek, R J
  • Publication Date: 1974-9

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 67-79
  • Serial:
    • SOILS AND FOUNDATIONS
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: JAPANESE GEOTECHNICAL SOCIETY
    • ISSN: 0038-0806

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127914
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1975 12:00AM