It is noted that the coefficient of variation can provide an excellent approach to the interpretation of results from stochastic simulations. The author notes that standard deviations are noted on all diagrams in units of the same dimension as the mean value of the parameter involved. In the case of the hydraulic head, both mean and standard deviations are displayed in centimeters. In the text, the standard deviations are reported in some cases as a percentage of the total head drop across the consolidating layer. The approach was adopted to provide the reader with a dimensionless uncertainty that would allow him to extrapolate the results of the study to systems at a different scale.

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    • A closure of discussion on Proceeding Paper 13067 (July 1977).
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    American Society of Civil Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Freeze, R A
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

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  • Accession Number: 00185432
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ASCE Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Div
  • Report/Paper Numbers: ASCE 14170 Proc Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM