Approximate Simple Invertible Equations for Consolidation Curves Under Triangular Excess Pore-water Pressures

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Abstract

Approximate but accurate, simple invertible equations for the consolidation curves under triangular excess pore-water pressures are developed. These approximations can be used to calculate the degree of consolidation corresponding to a specified time factor (explicit) or the time factor corresponding to a specified degree of consolidation (implicit). Explicit equations are also developed for estimating the consolidation coefficient and final settlement, from two settlement readings, using the proposed approximations.

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