CONSOLIDATION OF EMBANKMENT FOUNDATION

The authors have developed a finite-element computer program to solve the problems of consolidation for isotropic linearly elastic materials in plane strain using Biot's consolidation theory. The procedure of analysis uses a variational formulation of the governing equations in terms of convolution integrals as originally proposed by Sandhu and Wilson (1969). The authors make an interesting comparison between the theoretical results of the analysis and the values measured in the field on a full-size test embankment. The method for the determination of the elastic soil constants used in the analysis is presented. The effects on the predictions of the relative magnitude of the horizontal and vertical permeabilities of the various soil layers are discussed. It is shown that the calculated steelements and pore water pressures under the embankment can be made to match with the experimental measurements by adjusting the permeability coefficients of the various layers. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This entry is the abstract of an article that was originally published in Soils and Foundations, V6, N1, March, 1976, pp 59-74.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society of Mechanical Engineers

    Two Park Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10016-5990
  • Authors:
    • Shoji, M
    • Matsumotor, T
  • Publication Date: 1977-6

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  • Pagination: p. 780
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163051
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Review No. 4931
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 13 1977 12:00AM