Consolidation of soil under depth-dependent ramp load

Guofu Zhu, Jianhua Yin

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This technical note presents a mathematical solution for the consolidation analysis of a soil layer with a change in vertical total stress that varies linearly with depth and time and then remains unchanged after a certain period of time. The solution is described in detail. Results are presented as figures and tables for practical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)344-350
Number of pages7
JournalCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998


  • Average degree of consolidation
  • Clay
  • Consolidation
  • Pore-water pressure
  • Soil
  • Total stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology


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