Accession Number : AD0722603

Title :   Predicted Versus Actual Settlement of Cement Blocks into the Sea Floor,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO SUNNYVALE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Inderbitzen,A. L. ; Simpson,F.

Report Date : FEB 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The objective of this project is to obtain controlled empirical data on the short and long term settlement behavior of various shaped objects on the seafloor. Actual settlement is compared to that predicted by standard soil mechanic formulas. Data of this nature are essential for evaluating the reliability of standard soil mechanic formulas for predicting total settlement and sinkage rate of objects into the seafloor, and if necessary, for determining a more accurate method of predicting these phenomena in the marine environment. Such information is needed when designing any structure for placement on the seafloor or when trying to find and recover an object on the ocean bottom. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM, *SOIL MECHANICS), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), OCEAN BOTTOM), MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, CONCRETE, PARTICLE SIZE, RUPTURE, PENETRATION, LOADS(FORCES), SHEAR STRESSES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Soil Mechanics
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE