Query about Settlement

Which property is most important in determining settlement in structure?
a) Consolidation 
b) Shear Strength
Please explain anyone.

Soil Mechanics / Geotechnical Analysis Education Shallow Foundations Deep Foundations

Asked 20/05/2020 23:03, updated: 11/07/2020 04:25

1 Answer

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For settlement, the stiffness of the soil is most important, and if the soil is clay, consolidation properties such as Cc, Cr, and maximum past pressure. Not shear strength.