Soil Mechanics & Foundation Engineering Mcqs

Q.  Clay layer A with single drainage and coefficient of consolidation Cv takes 6 months to achieve 50% consolidation. The time taken by clay layer B of the same thickness with double drainage and coefficient of consolidation Cv/2 to achieve the same degree of consolidation is_________________?

a. 3 months
b. 6 months
c. 12 months
d. 24 months


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