What is the difference between Degree of Consolidation and Average Degree of Consolidation

Settle3D calculates both the Degree of Consolidation and the Average Degree of Consolidation.

The Degree of Consolidation is calculated using the equation below, which can also be found in the Settle3D Theory Manual. Consolidation settlements are used in the calculation.

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The Average Degree of Consolidation is calculated as shown below, where the average consolidation is the average over the depth of the soil layer. 

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See the Theory Manual for a more complete description.