analysis of time rate of

consolidation, H is the maximum

vertical dimension of the drainage

path for pore water.

h+c,

Capillary head formed by surface

tension in pore water.

H+t,

Depth of tension cracks or total

thickness of consolidating

stratum or depth used in computing

loads on tunnels.

H+w,

Height of groundwater or of open water

above a base level.

I

Influence value for vertical stress

produced by superimposed load,

equals ratio of stresses at a

point in the foundation to intensity

of applied load.

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