Accession Number : AD0768280

Title :   Engineering Properties of Some North Pacific and Bering Sea Soils.

Descriptive Note : Technical note Aug 71-Dec 72,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Lee,H. J.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : During Leg 19 of the Deep Sea Drilling Project, the DV GLOMAR CHALLENGER obtained seafloor soil samples from the Bering Sea and North Pacific Ocean. These were tested for engineering properties including vane shear strength and compressibility. The results were analyzed and corrected for the significant disturbance introduced during sampling. Since the correction procedures used are based on a number of assumptions, the corrected results are approximately within perhaps 50 percent of the correct properties. These estimated engineering properties appear to follow the same trend as land soils and can be correlated with index properties obtained from totally remolded samples. This report represents one phase of a project to investigate seafloor soils on a worldwide basis. Eventually a final report summarizing all of the individual phase will be prepared. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OCEAN BOTTOM, *SOIL MECHANICS), (*BERING SEA, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING), (*PACIFIC OCEAN, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, SHEAR STRESSES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE