OCEAN SEDIMENT HOLDING STRENGTH AGAINST BREAKOUT OF EMBEDDED OBJECTS
Final rept. Jul 1967-Jul 1968
NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA
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The report concludes 3 years of breakout force research. The third phase of the field test conducted in the Gulf of Mexico and a small-scale model study are described. All of the experimental results are presented in a new dimensionless correlation between breadout force and breakout time based on the mechanism of the breakout. The mean soil holding strength is considered to depend upon average soil cohesion, object geometry, the time the object has been embedded, and the time allowed for pullout. An example is presented to illustrate the application of this equation. The small-scale model test is considered a useful tool in obtaining more data in future research.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Marine Engineering