Study on Soil Consolidation Coefficient on CPTU Model Test
Through analyzing excess pore pressure dissipation datum measured by CPTU probe and pore pressure mini-transducers on CPTU model test, the consolidation coefficient of soil of CPTU model test has been computed. Based on axis-symmetric consolidation model and Terzaghi consolidation theory, the computing equation of soil horizontal consolidation coefficient on CPTU model test has been acquired; on CPTU model test 50% degree of consolidation has been applied as calculate standard to compute soil horizontal consolidation coefficient, and dissipating time of 50% degree of consolidation can be acquired by normalized excess pore pressure dissipation curves based on excess pore pressure dissipation datum; through a series of indoor consolidation tests, the consolidation coefficient of remolded soil of CPTU model test sampling by horizontal and vertical direction has been acquired, and the results show that vertical consolidation coefficient is about 1.6 times greater than horizontal consolidation coefficient on indoor consolidation test, and large difference between horizontal and vertical property of remolded clay soil on CPTU model test has been existed; compared with the value of two test methods, the value of horizontal consolidation coefficient acquired by CPTU model test is roughly 100 times greater than the value of horizontal consolidation coefficient acquired by indoor consolidation test. The achieved result can provide a foundation for further study for CPTU mechanism.
Daoguo Yang, Tianlong Gu, Huaiying Zhou, Jianmin Zeng and Zhengyi Jiang
Y. C. Tang et al., "Study on Soil Consolidation Coefficient on CPTU Model Test", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 201-203, pp. 2587-2592, 2011