RS2 can now be used to conduct coupled consolidation analyses based on Biot's Theory. A number of different failure criteria are available to use in RS2; these include Mohr-Coulomb, Hoek-Brown, Modfied Cam-Clay, and Cap-Cone models. Using these different models, the consolidation analysis may be performed for linear and non-linear material behaviour. In addition, in RS2 9.0 coupled consolidation analysis can be conducted for drained, undrained, and fully drained conditions.
For more information, see the Consolidation article from the Fall 2014 RocNews.