UniSettle 4.0 can have up to 25 soil layers with the soil strength parameters, soil compressibility, as well as pore pressures varying within each layer. Settlement is determined using conventional Cc-e0 approach, E-modulus, or Janbu tangent modulus method. UniSettle 4.0 Professional supports Terzaghi one dimensional consolidation theory and vertical drains. Units can be SI or Customary US.
Loads and Excavations
All input data are presented and edited using an Excel-type grid and cell system. Stresses can be from a combination of point, line, circular, triangular, rectangular, polygon, or embankment type loads. The User can specify the time period applicable to each individual load, excavation, and pore pressure profile. This allows for the modeling of real site conditions over time.
Stress distribution is calculated according to Boussinesq, Westergaard, or 2:1 methods and combines the effects of loading and unloading.
The total settlement results are a compilation of the immediate compression, consolidation settlement, and secondary compression at a specific point and for a particular analysis method. Settlement is determined using conventional Cc-e0 approach, E-modulus, or Janbu tangent modulus method.
Consolidation vs Time
Calculate the immediate compression, consolidation settlement, and secondary compression as a function of time. The time related settlement uses a combination of both the coefficients of vertical and horizontal consolidation to calculate an average degree of consolidation. UniSettle 4.0 Professional supports Terzaghi one-dimensional consolidation theory and vertical drains.