Journal Published Online: 01 March 1994
Volume 17, Issue 1

Improved Velocity Method for the Determination of Coefficient of Consolidation



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.

Author Information

Pandian, NS
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Sridharan, A
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
Kumar, KS
Civil Engineering Division, Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam, India
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Stock #: GTJ10079J
ISSN: 0149-6115
DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10079J