Accession Number : ADA291693

Title :   Geotechnical Descriptors for Dredgeability.

Descriptive Note : Technical note.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

PDF Url : ADA291693

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : An investigation was made to identify the geotechnical properties of sediments that must be known for estimating, planning, and executing dredging projects and to define standard dredging-related descriptors that will indicate, or readily infer, the dredgeability of the in situ sediments. This technical note summarizes the findings of that study, which was conducted as part of the U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station's Dredging Research Program. -BKA

Descriptors :   *SEDIMENT TRANSPORT, *SOIL CLASSIFICATION, *DREDGED MATERIALS, *DREDGING, ECONOMIC IMPACT, COST ANALYSIS, FIELD TESTS, GRAIN SIZE, HYDROLOGY, PLASTIC PROPERTIES, WASTE DISPOSAL, SITE INVESTIGATIONS, SOIL EROSION, COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH, OCEAN BOTTOM SAMPLING, EXCAVATION, CHANNELS(WATERWAYS), GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING, SHEAR STRENGTH, COHESIVE SOILS.

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering
      Solid Wastes Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE