Settlement-Time Predictions in Preloading

  title={Settlement-Time Predictions in Preloading},
  author={Aris C. Stamatopoulos and Panaghiotis C. Kotzias},
Proper planning of preloading requires time predictions that cannot be obtained reliably from laboratory oedometer tests. Time forecasts should be based on field permeability tests or test fills. The settlement versus log time curve of preloading can assume a variety of shapes, depending on the geometry and permeability of sand-silt contained within the consolidating clay. Experience indicates that three types of curves are recurrent: (1) S-shaped; (2) bi-linear with increase in slope; and (3… CONTINUE READING