Universal solution for the characteristic time and the degree of settlement in nonlinear soil consolidation scenarios. A deduction based on nondimensionalization
Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation
- Volumen: 57
- Fecha: 01 April 2018
- Páginas: 186-201
- ISSN: 10075704
- Source Type: Journal
- DOI: 10.1016/j.cnsns.2017.09.007
- Document Type: Article
- Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
© 2017 Elsevier B.V. Using the mathematical-physical process of nondimensionalization of governing equations, the problem of nonlinear soil consolidation based on the Cornetti and Battaglio model removing some of the restrictive hypotheses assumed by these authors is studied for the search of the dimensionless groups that govern the characteristic time and the average degree of settlement. The derived groups, once verified by numerical simulations, allow the universal representation of the aforementioned unknowns for the wide range of properties of real soils.