Calculation of one-dimensional consolidation processes in multi-horizon systems using any pore water pressure distribution and time-dependent loading function.
The initial pore water pressure distribution at time t = 0 can be defined as you wish. Pore water pressure distribution resulting from foundation loads can be generated. The drainage conditions at the top and the base of the horizon are given separately. Additionally, the system loading can be given as a function of time. Apart from the calculation of analytically derived solutions according to the consolidation theory for single-horizon systems, developed by Terzaghi, GGU-CONSOLIDATE can also numerically calculate for multi-horizon systems. Further to conventional consolidation theory, systems with vertical drainage can also be examined. Four different types are offered:
Consolidation (analytically) One-dimensional consolidation theory according to Terzaghi, for a system with one horizon and a constant pore water pressure distribution above this horizon at time t = 0.
Consolidation (numerically) One-dimensional consolidation theory according to Terzaghi, for a multi-horizon system and any pore water pressure distribution at d as a function of time. The calculations are carried out using difference equations.