Consolidation of soil with vertical and horizontal drainage under ramp load

G. Zhu, Jianhua Yin

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This technical note presents a new analytical solution for consolidation analysis of soil with vertical drains under ramp load. The solution is described in detail. A new normalised time factor, T, is suggested. It is shown in the note that the average degree of consolidation exhibits very good normalised behaviour using this new T. Results are presented in figures and tables for practical applications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-367
Number of pages7
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2001


  • Consolidation
  • Drainage
  • Settlement
  • Theoretical analysis
  • Time dependence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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