Accession Number:

AD0707451

Title:

STUDY OF SLOPE INSTABILITY IN THE OCEAN FLOOR.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 68-11 Aug 69,

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA INST OF TECH PASADENA DIV OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-03-25

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

There are three sections to the report a ocean floor soil types and characteristics b stability analysis of submarine slopes and c discussion of problems, with conclusions and recommendations. In the first section the physical and mechanical properties of the soils encountered in various types of ocean-floor terrain are described and summarized in tables and diagrams. The application of conventional subaerial slope stability analyses to ocean-floor soils and their environment is examined in the second section. Some aspects of the stability of underconsolidated soils forming in areas of rapid deposition are given particular attention. Following a summary of the conclusions reached in the study, some detailed recommendations regarding future studies and experimental work are given in the final section of the report. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE