Degradation of Hydraulically Transported Clay Balls
Dredging research technical note
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS
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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.
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