Accession Number : AD0816562

Title :   INVESTIGATIONS OF DEEP-SEA SEDIMENT CORES, I. SHEAR STRENGTH, BEARING CAPACITY, AND CONSOLIDATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE NSTL STATION MS

Personal Author(s) : Richards, Adrian F.

Report Date : AUG 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The first of three Hydrographic Office reports describes results of an investigation of engineering and mass physical properties of 35 sediment cores collected from Hydrographic Office oceanographic ships in 1958 and 1959. This report discussed the engineering properties of these cores; namely, shear strength, ultimate bearing capacity, and practical aspects of consolidation of sea-floor sediments under applied loads.

Descriptors :   (*SEDIMENTATION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, SEDIMENTATION), OCEANOGRAPHIC DATA, DEEP WATER, ATLANTIC OCEAN, PACIFIC OCEAN, MEDITERRANEAN SEA, OCEANOGRAPHIC SHIPS, OCEAN BOTTOM, SHEAR STRESSES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, THICKNESS, CLAY, SAND, SILT, LOADS(FORCES).

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE