Consolidation Theory for Composite Ground with Granular Columns Based on Different Calculation Models
The consolidation of the composite ground under non-uniformly distributed initial excess pore water pressure along depth was studied in two models which respectively considering both the radial and vertical flows in granular column and the vertical flow only in granular column, and the corresponding analytical solutions of the two models were presented and compared with each other. It shows that the distribution of initial excess pore water pressure has obvious influence on the consolidation of the composite ground with single drainage boundary, and the rate of consolidation considering the radial-vertical flow in granular column is faster than that considering the vertical flow only in granular column.
Y. G. Zhang et al., "Consolidation Theory for Composite Ground with Granular Columns Based on Different Calculation Models", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 261-263, pp. 1534-1538, 2011