49) The compression resulting from a long term static load and consequent escape of pore water is called as what?
- a) Compressibility
- b) Compression
- c) Tension
- d) Consolidation
Answer: d) Consolidation
• Consolidation is the compression resulting from a long term static load & consequent escape of pore water.
• As per Terzaghi, every process that involves a decrease in a saturated soil’s moisture content without the replacement of water by air is nothing but the consolidation process.