Coupling versus uncoupling in soil consolidation

R. W. Lewis, B. A. Schrefler, L. Simoni

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Coupling and uncoupling between the equilibrium and mass balance equations in soil consolidation problems is investigated in detail. A procedure for judging the strength of coupling is indicated. In the applications, particular emphasis is given to subsidence problems where the coupled nature of the problem is still sometimes questioned. It is shown that even in the case of a single pumped aquifer most situations are coupled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)533-548
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Mechanics of Materials


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