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In engineering practice, loading varies with time. However, the classical one-dimensional theory of consolidation assumes the stress increase is instantaneously applied. Many approaches to the problem of time-dependent loading have been proposed over the years, from approximate methods to full developments of differential equations. The paper presents a...

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The ability to estimate soil volume change as a function of time is a valuable tool in the design or forensic analysis of shallow foundations and pavement structures. This paper presents an improved framework for estimating the volume change of shrink/swell soils due to time-varying climatic effects using the Lytton et al. (2005) approach with the sucti...

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