performs one-dimensional consolidation analysis based on Terzaghis
classical theory. The system can deal with the consolidation of a single
layered system, a two-layered system, or a system with radial drainage.
In the case of the single layer, the initial excess pore pressure can be
uniform with depth, linearly varying with depth, sinusoidal with depth,
or triangular with the peak value at the center of the layer. Drainage can
be at the top, bottom, or both. Rectangular loads can vary with time: up
to five loading steps are permitted. The solution for the two-layered system
is the Gray-Barber analytical solution, not a numerical approximation. Drainage
can be at the top and bottom or at the top only. The radial consolidation
case uses the Barron-Richart equations for free strain around drains or
wells. The system can also handle the case of combined vertical and radial
consolidation of a single layer.
Many of these solutions are otherwise available only in archived journal
articles and require considerable effort to obtain numerical results.