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