SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1986

Report on Consolidation Behavior


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.

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Peters, JF
Geotechnical Laboratory, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station, Vicksburg, MS
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Developed by Committee: D18
Pages: 129–134
DOI: 10.1520/STP34611S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4962-5
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-0446-4