Journal of Shanghai Jiao Tong University ›› 2022, Vol. 56 ›› Issue (4): 443-453.doi: 10.16183/j.cnki.jsjtu.2021.019

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Analysis of 1-D Consolidation of Double-Layered Saturated Porous-Fissured Clay Foundation

HU Yayuan(), WANG Aqiang   

  1. Research Center of Coastal and Urban Geotechnical Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310058, China
  • Received:2021-01-18 Online:2022-04-28 Published:2022-05-07


In order to study the one-dimensional (1-D) consolidation behavior of double-layered saturated porous-fissured clay foundation, the governing consolidation equations of saturated porous-fissured media were developed based on the mixture theory under the condition of one-dimensional complete confinement. The finite element program for 1-D consolidation of saturated porous-fissured clay was compiled by Fortran language, and the results of single-layered foundation research were used to verify the correctness of this model and program. The influences of compression modulus, permeability coefficient, and soil thickness on the consolidation behavior of double-layered saturated porous-fissured clay foundation were analyzed by using the finite element program. The results show that the consolidation rate of the foundation can be significantly accelerated by increasing the compression modulus and permeability coefficient of the softer topsoil, and the dissipation laws of excess pore water pressure and excess fissure water pressure were different. The dissipation of excess pore water pressure at the base of the foundation would lag behind that of excess fissure water pressure, and the lag would increase with the increase of the permeability coefficient of topsoil. For double-layered saturated porous-fissured clay foundation, improving the softer porous-fissured clay properties of the upper layer can better improve the consolidation behavior of the foundation.

Key words: double-layered foundation, one-dimensional (1-D) consolidation, saturated porous-fissured clay, mixture theory

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