A Theoretical Approach to Time Rates of Settlements and Pore Water in Clayey Soils
In this study, the phenomenon of hydrodynamic dispersion is considered and the effects of time rates of settlements and pore water to consolidation are discussed. It is expressed that dry unit weight and plasticity of a soil are primary parameters in hydrodynamic dispersion. By means of comparing the theoretical results obtained for hydrodynamic dispersion parameters of clayey soils with the corresponding results of the performed experiments, the reliability of the theory is proven by reaching to values in a very close aggrement to each other. On the other hand, it is pointed out in this study that viscous properties of soil grains can also be determined in primary consolidation. This aspect carries a great importance in slope stability problems of soils.
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