|A hindered settling model for the prediction of settling and consolidation of cohesive sediment|
Toorman, E.A.; Berlamont, J. (1991). A hindered settling model for the prediction of settling and consolidation of cohesive sediment. Geo-Mar. Lett. 11: 179-183
In: Geo-Marine Letters. Springer: Heidelberg; Berlin. ISSN 0276-0460, more
Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water
The prediction of the settling and consolidation behavior of mixtures of cohesive and non- cohesive sediment is possible using a numerical model that solves the solids mass balance for each fraction. Consistency with the hindered settling theory as well as classical soil mechanics is preserved. Semi-empirical relationships for settling rate and effective stress as a function of density are required as constitutive equations. A simple procedure, using settling column experiment data, for calibration is proposed. The possibility of distinguishing different kinds of particles allows prediction of layered deposits.