overconsolidation

overconsolidation

[¦ō·vər·kən‚säl·ə′dā·shən]
(geology)
Consolidation of sedimentary material exceeding that which is normal for the existing overburden.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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These soils have three typical properties (i.e., significant swelling and shrinkage, fissures, and overconsolidation) due to hydrophilic minerals such as montmorillonite.
In addition, the suction is included in the overconsolidation boundary surface and the yield surface to describe the bonding effect.
McBride RA, Joosse PJ (1996) Overconsolidation in agricultural soils: II.
These include the soil porosity n , the void ratio e or the overconsolidation ratio OCR .
(71) To address the antitrust concerns that arise out of the overconsolidation of licensing rights, Congress could provide for a single licensing scheme that permits free negotiations between composition and sound recording copyright owners as to the appropriate division of royalties, with conventional provisions in place for arbitration or litigation where negotiations fail.
For instance, many authors have noted that a depends on the overconsolidation ratio (OCR) (McCelland 1974; Semple, Rigden 1984).
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.
In this model, it is assumed that there is an overconsolidation boundary which delineates the normally consolidated (NC) region, fb [greater than or equal to] 0, and the overconsolidated region (OC), fb<0, it is described as follows:
All these factors lead to a positive feedback loop contributing to the "overconsolidation" of a traumatic memory [140].