Accession Number : ADA291333

Title :   Geotechnical Site Investigations for Dredging Projects.

Descriptive Note : Technical notes,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Spigolon, S. J. ; Fowler, Jack

PDF Url : ADA291333

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The objective of a geotechnical site investigation for a dredging project is to obtain the most complete and accurate estimate of the location, description, and dredgeability properties of the sediments to be dredged that is possible within the limits of available time and money and of practicality. This technical note offers guidance in the planning of a dredging site investigation and in the methods typically used for underwater geotechnical investigations. This guidance was developed as part of the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station's (WES) Dredging Research Program. (MM)

Descriptors :   *DREDGING, *GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, DENSITY, GRAIN SIZE, ROCK, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), SITE INVESTIGATIONS, OFFSHORE STRUCTURES, SEDIMENTS, SOIL TESTS, SOIL STRUCTURE INTERACTIONS, OCEAN BOTTOM SOILS, COHESIVE SOILS.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE