Soil Mechanics with the ORB-RUM Sea Floor Work System.
Rept. no. 4 on Sea Floor Technology,
SCRIPPS INSTITUTION OF OCEANOGRAPHY SAN DIEGO CALIF MARINE PHYSICAL LAB
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The report concerns the soil mechanics instrumentation which has been developed for use by the RUM vehicle in studies of the trafficability of the sea floor. The in-situ test equipment consists of a vane shear meter, cone penetrometer, track depression profiler, and anchor winch system. Each instrument and its operation is described and interpretation of its measurements is discussed. Methods of sample collection and subsequent laboratory analysis are also presented. Author
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography