Associate professor, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
professor and chairman, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore,
Scientific officer, Civil Engineering Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam,
Parkin (1978) suggested the velocity method based on the observation that the theoretical rate of consolidation and time factor plot on a log-log scale yields an initial slope of 1:2 up to 50% consolidation. A new method is proposed that is an improvement over Parkin's velocity method because it minimizes the problems encountered in using that method. The results obtained agree with the other methods in use.
Paper ID: GTJ10079J