Effects of Bentonite Clay on Sediment Erosion Rates
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS ENGINEER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER
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This technical note TN details analysis of the effects of varying amounts of bentonite clay on the erosion rates of mud topsoil, sand, and a mixture of both. The presence of clay, even in small amounts, can dramatically change the erosion properties of sediment. This work was performed as part of the DOER work unit Estimating Vertical Variation in Erodibility and Deposition Rates of Mixed Sediments in the Nearshore Placement focus area. The final goal of all research associated with this DOER work unit is to develop methods of associating sediment erosion rates to material bulk properties.
- Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Civil Engineering