IN-SITU, SEA-FLOOR PLATE BEARING DEVICE: A PERFORMANCE EVALUATION: INCLUDING DATA ON THE SHORT-TERM LOAD-SETTLEMENT RESPONSE OF COHESIVE AND NONCOHESIVE BOTTOM SEDIMENTS.
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF
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The equipment and procedures provide a means of obtaining information on the short-term response of marine sediments to surface-loaded footings. The tests performed on both cohesive and noncohesive sediments, besides being useful in testing the equipment, provide information on the short-term load-settlement response of two typical sediment types. The relationships between footing size, bearing pressure, and settlement indicated by the data from the tests on both the cohesive and noncohesive sediments exhibited a reasonable conformity to current theory for terrestrial soils. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Soil Mechanics