Viscoelastic Properties of Marine Sediments.
TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF OCEANOGRAPHY
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Because of their high moisture content, marine sediments have characteristics of both solids and liquids. Being neither liquid nor solid it is difficult to evaluate material constants using conventional soil testing equipment or conventional liquid viscometers. However, these properties must be evaluated if problems such as anchor resistance to motion, submarine bearing capacity, and slop instability problems are ever to be solved. Before properties can be evaluated a theory must exist. Nonlinear viscoelastic theory was used and a simple shear device called the shear viscometer was developed. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography