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11.
Under load, the void ratio of a submerged saturated clay decreases from 1.00 to 0.92. What will be the ultimate settlement of the 2 m thick clay due to consolidation ?
20 mm
40 mm
80 mm
160 mm
Answer: Option
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Discussion:
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Yaro ivan said:   3 years ago
∇ h/H = ∇ e/1+e
∇h/2=1-0.92/1+1
∇ h/2=0.04.
Finally, ∇ h=0.08=80mm.
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Sudip Ghosh said:   4 years ago
B is the answer..........
Ultimate settlement =( initial void ratio - final void ratio)/(1+ initial void ratio).
= (1-0.92) /(1+1).
= 0.08/2= 0.04.
40 mm.

Sindhu gond said:   7 years ago
del h/H=del e/1+e,
del h = 1-0.92/2*2 = 0.08m,
80mm.
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