Accession Number : AD0707451

Title :   STUDY OF SLOPE INSTABILITY IN THE OCEAN FLOOR.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Nov 68-11 Aug 69,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Scott,Ronald F. ; Zuckerman,K. A.

Report Date : 25 MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 74

Abstract : There are three sections to the report: (a) ocean floor soil types and characteristics; (b) stability analysis of submarine slopes; and (c) discussion of problems, with conclusions and recommendations. In the first section the physical and mechanical properties of the soils encountered in various types of ocean-floor terrain are described and summarized in tables and diagrams. The application of conventional subaerial slope stability analyses to ocean-floor soils and their environment is examined in the second section. Some aspects of the stability of underconsolidated soils forming in areas of rapid deposition are given particular attention. Following a summary of the conclusions reached in the study, some detailed recommendations regarding future studies and experimental work are given in the final section of the report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, SOILS), (*SOILS, STABILITY), MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, SEDIMENTATION, SOIL MECHANICS, TABLES(DATA)

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE