Accession Number : ADA118157

Title :   Classification of Coastal Sediments.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1980-1981,

Corporate Author : LOUISIANA STATE UNIV BATON ROUGE DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Suhayda,Joseph N ; Tumay,Mehmet

PDF Url : ADA118157

Report Date : Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 447

Abstract : This report presents the results of measurements of geotechnical properties of coastal sediments and penetration depths of cylinders into sediments in support of Buried Mine Minehunting System (BURMMS). Penetration into sediments was found to be described with a formula using the penetrometer mass, diameter and impact velocity, and the depth of penetration and shear strength of the sediment. The formula allows depth of penetration to be used to classify coastal sediments. Shear modulus of muds were found and related to shear strength. (Author)

Descriptors :   *OCEAN BOTTOM, *SEDIMENTS, MEXICO GULF, COASTAL REGIONS, PENETRATION, CLASSIFICATION, PENETROMETERS, SHEAR PROPERTIES, RESISTANCE, PORE PRESSURE, DYNAMIC TESTS, MUD, FLOW, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, THESES

Subject Categories : Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
      Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE