Accession Number : ADD013071

Title :   Method for Exploratory Trench Wall Stabilization.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Feb 83, patented 10 Sep 85,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Roquemore,Glenn R ; Smith,Patrick E ; Banks,Eric W

Report Date : 10 Sep 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Minor slides in a geologic exploratory trench are stabilized by applying a water diluted vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer emulsion to the trench walls. Although the resulting emulsion and sand crust provides no structural support, it provides a surface cohesion which effectively stops all minor sliding and permits normal engineering logging to proceed.

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *TRENCHES, *STABILIZATION, ACETATES, VINYL RADICALS, COPOLYMERS, ETHYLENES, ADDITIVES, EXCAVATION, COHESION, EMULSIONS, GEOLOGY, SAND, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, SUPPORTS, SURFACES, WALLS

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE