When stresses are applied to saturated soil, deformation will occur as water in voids is squeezed out. Consolidation Analyses of Soils focuses on the consolidation of fully saturated soils. The book follows a classic approach by beginning with one-dimensional constitutive relations of soils and one-dimensional consolidation. It then moves on to analytical solutions to several one-dimensional consolidation problems and one-dimensional finite strain consolidation.
The authors also present a finite element method for consolidation analysis of one-dimensional problems, analytical solutions to consolidation of soil with vertical drains, and a finite difference method for consolidation analysis of one-dimensional problems. Simplified methods for consolidation analysis of soils exhibiting creep are introduced and applied to different cases. Three-dimensional consolidation equations and solutions of typical three-dimensional consolidation problems are covered, as well as simplified finite element consolidation analysis of soils with vertical drain and finite element method for three-dimensional consolidation problems.
The book is unique in that it covers both classic solutions and state-of-the-art work in consolidation analyses of soils.
Jian-Hua Yin is Chair Professor of Soil Mechanics in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
Guofu Zhu is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Structures and Mechanics at Wuhan University of Technology, China.
1 One-dimensional constitutive relations of soils 1
2 One-dimensional consolidation 47
3 Analytical solutions to several one-dimensional consolidation problems 123
4 One-dimensional finite strain consolidation 199
5 Finite element method for consolidation analysis of one-dimensional problems 217
6 Consolidation of soil with vertical drain 239
7 Finite difference consolidation analysis of onedimensional problems 285
8 Simplified methods for calculating consolidation settlements of soils exhibiting creep 315
9 Three-dimensional consolidation equations 389
10 Solutions of typical three-dimensional consolidation problems 409
11 Simplified finite element consolidation analysis of soils with vertical drain 467
12 Finite element method for three-dimensional consolidation problems 519