Cohesive Environment Site Characterization and Monitoring
Coastal engineering technical note
COASTAL ENGINEERING RESEARCH CENTER VICKSBURG MS
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This Coastal Engineering Technical Note CETN summarizes methods that can be used to characterize and monitor geological conditions at coastal projects situated in cohesive environments. These are shores where cohesive substrates glacial till, lacustrine deposits or erodible rock are the dominant materials that control the coasts erosional response to waves, storms, and water level changes. Cohesive processes are particularly important in the Great Lakes but also at many reservoirs and along ocean coasts where sand supply is limited and a harder stratum underlies the surficial sediment. This note also applies to portions of the gulf coast where lagoonal sediments are exposed, such as Sargeant Beach, Texas. This note does not address the unique engineering conditions caused by the extremely soft, underconsolidated clays and silts of the Mississippi Delta.
- Soil Mechanics