A Percolation Approach to Soil Consolidation

 

T. López-Lara

Postgrado de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Cerro de las Campanas SN, CP 76010
Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro, México
e-mail: lolte@uaq.mx.

J. B. Hernández Zaragoza, M. L. Pérez Rea

Postgrado de Ingeniería, Universidad Autónoma de Querétaro
Cerro de las Campanas SN, CP 76010
Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro; México
e-mail: bosco@uaq.mx and perea@uaq.mx, respectively.

V. M. Castaño

Instituto de Física Aplicada y Tecnología Avanzada
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, AP 1-1010
Querétaro, Querétaro, México
e-mail: meneses@servidor.unam.mx

ABSTRACT

 

Recent research trends about fluid flow are being focused to percolation theory as a statistical tool. In this work, the percolation approach is used for explaining the soil behavior in consolidation phenomenon, one of the many phenomena encountered in soil mechanics.

Keywords: Soils percolation, soils consolidation percolation, soils consolidation, percolation, Therzaghi’s consolidation theory, secondary consolidation.

 

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