Accession Number : AD0748647

Title :   Viscoelastic Properties of Marine Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY

Personal Author(s) : Carpenter,S. H. ; Thompson,L. J. ; Bryant,W. R.

Report Date : SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 66

Abstract : Because of their high moisture content, marine sediments have characteristics of both solids and liquids. Being neither liquid nor solid it is difficult to evaluate material constants using conventional soil testing equipment or conventional liquid viscometers. However, these properties must be evaluated if problems such as anchor resistance to motion, submarine bearing capacity, and slop instability problems are ever to be solved. Before properties can be evaluated a theory must exist. Nonlinear viscoelastic theory was used and a simple shear device called the shear viscometer was developed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, MEXICO GULF), (*SEDIMENTATION, VISCOELASTICITY), SOIL MECHANICS, MOISTURE, POROSITY, WEIGHT, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE