Accession Number:

AD0722568

Title:

The Effect of Varying the Parameters of Vane Shear Tests of Marine Sediments.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

73.0

Abstract:

The consequences resulting from varying the parameters of the vane shear test used to determine the shear strength of marine sediments were investigated. Experiment showed that larger ratios of container diameter to vane diameter yield more accurate shear strengths. It was also shown that the four-bladed vane produced the best results. Finally, rates of rotation of one and two revolutions per hour were found to give accurate values of shear strength, while higher rates of rotation proved to be unsatisfactory. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE