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It is generally understood that clays and other compressible soils can be subject to long-term consolidation under the loads imposed by foundations and above ground structures. Also that settlement may occur even if the applied pressure is within the safe bearing capacity of the soil.

One-Dimensional Consolidation

The One-dimensional Consolidation test is used to determine the consolidation characteristics of soils of low permeability. Tests are carried out on specimens prepared from undisturbed samples. Data obtained from these tests, together with classification data and a knowledge of the soils loading history, enables estimates to be made of the behaviour of foundations under load.

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