Cánovas M., García-Ros G., Alhama I.
Numerical model, network method, soil consolidation
The 1D non-linear soil consolidation processes is ruled by diffusive equations in which the coefficients of the addends are complex functions of the dependent variable, the excess pore water pressure. In addition, since the expulsion of water leads to the contraction of the soil, the assumption of this contraction in the model causes it to become a problem classified within the type of moving-boundary. The numerical model proposed in this paper, based on the network method, makes use of the powerful computational algorithms implemented in the circuit simulations codes, capable to solve strong non-linearities, couplings and any kind of boundary conditions, reducing errors to negligible values. The model, for whose design basic rules of circuit theory is required, is described in detail illustrating its application with two problems in which comparison with linear cases are carried out.
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Cánovas M., García-Ros G., Alhama I.. (2017) A Reliable and Computationally Fast Model to Simulate Non-Linear Soil Consolidation in Saturated Clays. International Journal of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Systems, 2, 16-20