Accession Number : AD0760215

Title :   Geotechnical Charts of the Deep Water Portion of the Gulf of Mexico,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION

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

Report Date : 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The design of adequate foundations for offshore installations requires the determination of the bearing capacity of the sea floor. In addition to factors such as function, shape and site of the proposed installation and its foundation, the bearing capacity depends upon the engineering properties characteristics of the mechanical behavior of sediments under load. The most important engineering properties of marine sediments are the shear strength and compressibility in addition to water content and grain size. This study presents a series of charts showing the values of shear strength and water content of marine sediments of the deeper portions of the Gulf of Mexico. (Author Modified Abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MEXICO GULF, SEDIMENTATION), (*ENGINEERING GEOLOGY, OCEAN BOTTOM), FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, PARTICLE SIZE, OCEAN BOTTOM TOPOGRAPHY, CONTINENTAL SHELVES, MOISTURE

Subject Categories : Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE