A summary of consolidation results is presented in Table T1 and includes the stress history–related calculations of in situ ]).
A sharp transition into the virgin compression curve suggests a high-quality sample.
The amount of settlement which occurs in a given time depends on the In coarse soils (sands and gravels) any volume change resulting from a change in loading occurs immediately; increases in pore pressures are dissipated rapidly due to high permeability. In fine soils (silts and clays) - with low permeabilities - the soil is undrained as the load is applied.
The relatively high degree of sample disturbance results from the depth of burial of the samples and the type of sampling tools used to collect them, in this case the rotary core barrel system.
In the majority of marine sediments, there exists an order of magnitude difference in Significant levels of overconsolidation, as evidenced by the calculated OCR (see Table T1), occur in samples from Sections 207-1257C-1R-2, 207-1257C-6R-3, and 207-1259A-3R-5.
In business, consolidation or amalgamation is the merger and acquisition of many smaller companies into much larger ones.
In the context of financial accounting, consolidation refers to the aggregation of financial statements of a group company as consolidated financial statements.