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Consolidation Theory for Cyclic Loading

Scott, Ronald F. (1979) Consolidation Theory for Cyclic Loading. Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 105 (4). pp. 576-578. ISSN 0093-6405.

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For a cyclic-load settlement analysis by the writer 15 yr ago, it was assumed that the material had zero rebound, i.e., an infinite coefficient of consolidation is swell. The result is a very simple solution, which is exact and independent of the length of the cycle of loading. It is shown in Fig. 9(a), which is set out the same as Fig. 5 of the paper. Curve I is the state of consolidation at the end of the first cycle of loading (T^-_1 in paper notation); then the load is removed and the status at T^+_1 is shown as curve 2.

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Official Citation:Ronald F. Scott, M.ASCE, (Prof. of Civ. Engrg., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, Calif.) Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, Vol. 105, No. 4, April 1979, pg. 576
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