Without Ground Water, Water is not Considered
Without groundwater, water is not considered
In this option, the influence of ground water is not considered.
If there are fine soils at and below the level of GWT, one should carefully assess an influence of full saturation in the region of capillary attraction. The capillary attraction is in the analysis reflected only by the increased degree of saturation, and therefore the value of γsat is inserted into parameters of soils.
To distinguish regions with different degree of saturation, one may insert several layers of the same soil with different unit weights. Negative pore pressures are not considered. However, for layers with different degree of saturation it is possible to use different values of shear resistance influenced by suction (difference in pore pressure of water and gas (ua - uw).