Accession Number : AD0758678

Title :   Measurement of the Complex Dynamic Rigidity of Recent Marine Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Engel,Gregory Allen

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The report tests and develops a viscoelastometer, possible suitable for in situ measurement, and applies it to the measurement of dynamic rigidity of real ocean sediments. The following sections describe the theory of measurement, the equipment and procedures, sample collection and preparation, the limitations of the method, and results of the various rigidity determinations. A discussion of results and recommendations for future research are then presented.

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM, VISCOELASTICITY), OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES, SEDIMENTATION, TEMPERATURE, DENSITY, POROSITY, SAND, SILT, CLAY, SAMPLERS, SAMPLING, SHEAR STRESSES, THESES, COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE