Accession Number : AD0760214

Title :   Determination of Compressibility of Marine Sediments from Compressional-Wave Velocity Measurements,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

Personal Author(s) : Bryant,William R. ; Delflache,Andre P. ; Cernock,Paul J.

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Knowledge of the compressibility of marine sediments is required for the design of adequate foundations for offshore installations. The determination of compressibilities of sediments by standard laboratory tests necessitates expensive sampling. Empirical relationships between void ratios, coefficients of compressibility and seismic velocities have been established by comparing laboratory consolidation tests with simultaneous compressional-wave velocity determinations for clay muds representative of four environments of the Gulf of Mexico. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MEXICO GULF, SEDIMENTATION), (*ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, OCEAN BOTTOM), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), SAMPLING, CLAY, MUD, STABILIZATION, LOADS(FORCES), STRESSES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE