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    Consolidation of Soils: Testing and Evaluation

    Yong RN, Townsend FC
    Published: 1986

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    A comprehensive treatment of consolidation testing and evaluation, including infinitesimal and large strain. Paper examine two decades of advances in

    • equipment and instrument capabilities

    • test methodologies and data gathering and control systems,

    • methods for data handling and analysis

    Table of Contents


    Consolidation Testing and Evaluation: Problems and Issues

    General Discussion on Consolidation Theory and Testing

    State of the Art: Consolidation Testing

    State of the Art: Evaluation and Interpretation of Soil Consolidation Tests

    Report on Laboratory Tests for Consolidation Behavior

    Report on Theory and Laboratory Testing Requirements: Comparisons

    Report on New Experimental Methods and Techniques

    Report on Consolidation Behavior

    General Theory of Consolidation for Clays

    Unsaturated Soil Consolidation Theory and Laboratory Experimental Data

    Improved Techniques for the Constant-Rate-of-Strain Consolidation Test

    Compressibility and Settlement of Compacted Fills

    An Experimental Assessment of the Restricted Flow Consolidation Test

    Desktop Computer Application for Consolidation Testing and Analysis

    Constant-Rate-of-Loading (CRL) Consolidation Test

    Consolidation in the Intergranular Viscosity of Highly Compressible Soils

    Oedometric Testing in the Laboratoires des Ponts et Chaussées, France

    Automatic Continuous Consolidation Testing in Sweden

    Oedometer Testing at the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute

    Influence of a Critical Gradient on the Consolidation of Clays

    Consolidation of Natural Clays and Laboratory Testing

    A New Consolidation Testing Procedure and Technique for Very Soft Soils

    Controlled-Strain, Controlled-Gradient, and Standard Consolidation Testing of Sensitive Clays

    Conventional Consolidation Tests on Two Soils

    A Biaxial Consolidation Test for Anisotropic Soils

    Side Friction in Consolidation Tests on Fibrous Peat

    Determination of Clay Suspension Concentration Profile in a Settling Column Using the Fall-Drop Technique

    Large-Scale Self-Weight Consolidation Testing

    Lateral Strain Measurement by an Ultrasonic Method

    Determination of Coefficient of Consolidation (cv) for Large Strain and Variable cv Values

    Determination of Consolidation Parameters by Selfweight Consolidation Test in Centrifuge

    Centrifugal Evaluation of a Time-Dependent Numerical Model for Soft Clay Deformations

    Centrifuge Consolidation Study for Purposes of Plasticity Theory Validation

    Brittle Behavior of a Varved Clay During Laboratory Consolidation Tests

    Consolidation of Sand-Clay Mixtures

    A Comparative Laboratory Evaluation of Band-Shaped Prefabricated Drains

    Effectiveness of Prefabricated Drains on Laboratory Consolidation of Remolded Soils

    A Case History: Settlement of Fill over Soft Ground

    Consolidation Testing—A Comparative Study

    Author Index

    Subject Index

    Committee: D18

    DOI: 10.1520/STP892-EB

    ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4962-5

    ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0446-4