Fluid Mechanics

A 15 m x 20 m mat foundation shown in Figure P10.7 carries a building load of 36 MN and is placed at 3.0 m depth below the ground level

c. What would be the consolidation settlement beneath the center of the mat?

For the clay layer, the consolidation tests show that pre consolidation pressure at the middle of the clay layer is 210 kN/m².

b. Is the clay over consolidated?



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