The finite element method is here applied to the plane problem of consolidation in a form different from the mechanical interpretation, and account is taken of entrained gases and creep of the soil skeleton. The mathematical steps involved are detailed. It has been shown that the use of the finite element makes it easy to take into account the nonhomogeneity of the media and the anisotropy of their properties. In particular, consolidation problems with soil density, compressibility, and permeability varying over the region can be solved without difficulty. Use of the time-interval method makes it possible to take into account, in addition, the variation of the soil properties during the consolidation process and the skeleton creep. When executing computer programs, it is recommended that for the soil skeleton use be made of models of physically nonlinear or elastic media, which agree better with the real conditions than models of linearly deformable bodies. References are provided to work where these models were considered within the bounds of the finite element method.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Translated from Gidrotekhnicheskoe Stroitel'stvo, No. 7, pp 18-21, July, 1975.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Shterenlikht, D V
    • Nam, K S
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 630-635
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  • Accession Number: 00152990
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1977 12:00AM