Experimental Research on Variation of Pore Water Pressure in Constant Rate of Strain Consolidation Test
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2014

Constant rate of strain (CRS) consolidation is a rapid test method which is used for determination of compressibility of clayey soils. In a CRS test, the appropriate strain rate is selected based on pore water pressure ratio, i.e. the ratio of pore pressure to total stress. In the present study, to investigate the effect of strain rate on variation of pore water pressure ratio, four different clay samples of different plasticity were tested by CRS apparatus. The results of the experiments showed that the trend of variation of pore water pressure is dependent on the drained water flow regime which may be either Darcy or non-Darcy. The results also indicated that the plasticity of clay does not have considerable effect on variation of pore water pressure.

pore water pressure ratio

soil plasticity

constant rate of strain

Darcy and non-Darcy flow



H. Ahmadi

H. Rahimi

A. Soroush

Claes Alén

Chalmers, Bygg- och miljöteknik, Geologi och geoteknik

Acta Geotechnica Slovenica

1854-0171 (ISSN)

Vol. 11 2 46-57


Geofysisk teknik


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