preconsolidation

preconsolidation

The condition of a highly compressed soil, usually resulting from other than natural causes, e.g., resulting from vibration of the soil or the loading of the soil by a large heap of excavated material.
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Preconsolidation pressure, soil water retention characteristics, and texture of Latosols in the Brazilian Cerrado.
Based on previous test results, soil preconsolidation time was determined at 100 g of centrifugal acceleration.
The vertical preconsolidation stress, [[sigma]'.sub.vpc] (a), is defined as the maximum vertical effective stress experienced by the overconsolidated clay layer.
Sallfors, "Temperature effect on preconsolidation pressure," Geotechnical Testing Journal, vol.
Registered shareholders who have not yet submitted a letter of transmittal together with their old preconsolidation share certificates or DRS advices in conjunction with the share consolidation are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.
The soil parameters of rock and soil include liquidity index (LI), undrained shear strength [s.sub.u], remolded undrained shear strength [s.sup.re.sub.u], preconsolidation stress [[sigma]'.sub.p], and vertical effective stress [[sigma]'.sub.v].
Dias Junior MS, Pierce FJ (1995) A simple procedure for estimating preconsolidation pressure from soil compression curves.
Included on estimated annual tax bills mailed to Augusta property owners was another surprise affecting at least 13,000 households inside the preconsolidation city limits.
Increase in preconsolidation ratios and overburden reduced settlements; also, the faster the rate of hydration of cement was, the fewer displacements was observed, at surface.
Newland and Allely [3] discussed the influence of consolidation pressure on the secondary consolidation coefficient [C.sub.a], and they considered that [C.sub.a] has nothing to do with consolidation pressure but upon its preconsolidation pressure.
Compaction at this site will continuously occur as long as the groundwater head remains below the preconsolidation level (a critical value below which inelastic compaction of the fine-grained deposits occurs) within the aquifer systems in this area.