Accession Number:

ADA285446

Title:

Degradation of Hydraulically Transported Clay Balls

Descriptive Note:

Dredging research technical note

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Report Date:

1994-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

This technical note presents results obtained from test conducted on synthesized clay balls and on clay balls from Mobile Ship Channel subjected to a simulated environment similar to hydraulic transport conditions. work was conducted under Dredging Research Program DRP Technical Area 2, Material Properties Related to Navigation and Dredging. Based on these results, empirical relationships between degradation rate and the clays plasticity and density or stiffness, as well as the balls average transport drag velocity, are established.

Subject Categories:

  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
  • Hydrology, Limnology and Potamology
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE