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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
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Keywords
    Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Toorman, E.A., more
  • Berlamont, J., more

Abstract
    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.

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