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CEN 333 Geotechnical

9.3 Terzaghi's consolidation theory assumes (1) specimen is fully saturated,
(2) water and solid components are incompressible, (3) Darcy's law is
strictly applied, and (4) the flow of water is one dimensional. What will
be the most critical shortcomings of these assumptions when the theory
is applied to real field conditions?
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9.3 Terzaghi's consolidation theory assumes (1) specimen is fully saturated, (2) water and solid components are incompressible, (3) Darcy's law is strictly applied, and (4) the flow of water is one dimensional. What will be the most critical shortcomings of these assumptions when the theory is applied to real field conditions?

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