STP892

    Report on Consolidation Behavior

    Published: Jan 1986


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    Abstract

    The papers of the session discussed here deal primarily with the traditional role of consolidation theory in soil mechanics, that of controlling and predicting the volume change of fine-grained soils. Reclamation of soft ground, performance of soil-drain systems, behavior of man-made fill materials and industrial wastes, and problems in characterization of behavior of special soil types are addressed. With one exception, behavior as determined by laboratory-scale investigations is emphasized. This report is organized into three major themes: Compression Behavior, Performance of Drains, and Special Problems. The report concludes with a selection of topics for general discussion.


    Author Information:

    Peters, JF
    Research Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS


    Paper ID: STP34611S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D18.05

    DOI: 10.1520/STP34611S


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