The FEM - Consolidation is used to perform time dependent settlement analysis under foundations, embankments and surface loads (surcharges). Given the external load and the mechanical and hydraulic boundary conditions the coupled analysis provides the evolution of displacements, stresses, strains, plastic zones, pore pressure distribution, ground water table and water flow through the model.
Consolidation is an extension module of the FEM program for the analysis of general geotechnical problems.
The module is not available separately. The FEM program is required.