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ASTM Selected Technical Papers
Marine Geotechnology and Nearshore/Offshore Structures
By
RC Chaney
RC Chaney
1
Telonicher Marine Laboratory, Humboldt State University
,
Trinidad, CA 95570
;
editor
.
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HY Fang
HY Fang
2
Lehigh University
,
Bethlehem, PA 18015
;
symposium, cochairman and editor
.
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0490-1
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0490-7
No. of Pages:
382
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1986

The theory of rheology can be used to solve various problems in soft clay engineering. Only by this theory, can the time factor of soft clay be appropriately considered for consolidation and stability. In the first part of this paper, Lee's analogy method is used to solve equations for a plate on visco-elastic foundation as an example. Then, this analogy method is extended to one-dimensional and axis-symmetrical consolidation problems taking account of the visco-elastic property of soil skeleton. Field measurements of foundation settlement of an oil tank and strength increase of a sand drain bank are compared with theoretical computations.

1.
Lee
,
E. H.
, “
Stress Analysis of Visco-elastic Bodies
,”
Quarterly Applied Mathematics
, Vol.
13
, No.
2
,
1955
, p. 183.
2.
Qian
,
J. H.
, “
Application of Visco-elasticity to Problems of Soil Mechanics
,”
Bulletin of High Education (Natural Science)
, Vol.
2
, No.
1
,
1966
, p. 73.
3.
Wang
,
S. Y.
, “
The Extension of Visco-elastic Theory and Its Application
,” Dissertation,
East China Technical University of Water Resources
, Nanjing, People's Republic of China,
1963
.
4.
Wang
,
S. Y.
, “
One Dimensional Consolidation of Visco-elastic Layer under Variable Loading
,”
Internal Report of Nanjing Hydraulics Research Institute
,
Nanjing, People's Republic of China
,
1981
.
5.
Guo
,
Z. P.
, “
Design of Sand-drain Foundation with Consideration of Secondary Compression
,” Dissertation,
East China Technical University of Water Resources
, Nanjing, People's Republic of China,
1964
.
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