normal consolidation

normal consolidation

[′nȯr·məl kən‚säl·ə′dā·shən]
(geology)
Consolidation of a sedimentary material in equilibrium with overburden pressure.
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normal consolidation

The condition that exists if a soil deposit never has been subjected to an effective pressure greater than the existing pressure, and if the deposit is completely consolidated under the existing overburden.
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Only when the soil is in the normal consolidation state, the coefficient of secondary consolidation can be approximately regarded as a constant.
where [G.sub.oc] is the initial shear modulus during overconsolidation of soil and [G.sub.nc] is the initial shear modulus during normal consolidation of soil.
Accordingly, the lack of overburden during formation suggests that ablation tills should exhibit normal consolidation, or at most, only a slight amount of overconsolidation.
Normal consolidation procedures were considered but were ruled out because of the extreme delicacy of the specimens.