I have some misconceptions about consolidation of clays. Thanks to the dash-pot model which helps understanding of the consolidation process easy. But Lets say we have 10 m of clay thickness and groundwater is 3m below the ground level. I understand that we have air-water phase instead of only water phase. However, how would the Cc and Cv values change? What parameters do designers take into account for clay consolidation above the water table. Lets say we have 90% saturation. Thank you.
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