A consolidation model for a creeping clay Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • A nonlinear theory of consolidation is presented which takes into account secondary compression. The theory is incorporated into a weak form of equilibrium that is suitable for a finite element procedure. The model is used to interpret Crawford's experimental data on Leda clay. Limitations of the model are discussed, and a few thoughts on the effects of temperature on the evaluation of model parameters are briefly presented.Key words: secondary compression, creep, one-dimensional consolidation, modelling.

publication date

  • November 22, 1999