BIOT ANALYSIS OF CONSOLIDATION BENEATH EMBANKMENTS

Biot's theory of consolidation is implemented, by means of finite elements, in the solution of field consolidation problems. The method allows for simultaneous changes in geometry, loading and material properties during and after construction, and enables the influence of the stiffness of embankments and dams on their foundation pore pressures to be assessed. This is accomplished for two highway embankments and the calculated results are compared with field measurements. The validity of centrifugal modelling and the load transfer within dams with soft cores are also discussed.(a) /TRRL/

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 149-171
  • Serial:
    • GEOTECHNIQUE
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Thomas Telford Limited
    • ISSN: 0016-8505

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00138848
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 26 1976 12:00AM