Accession Number:

ADD013071

Title:

Method for Exploratory Trench Wall Stabilization.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, Filed 28 Feb 83, patented 10 Sep 85,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1985-09-10

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

Minor slides in a geologic exploratory trench are stabilized by applying a water diluted vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer emulsion to the trench walls. Although the resulting emulsion and sand crust provides no structural support, it provides a surface cohesion which effectively stops all minor sliding and permits normal engineering logging to proceed.

Subject Categories:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE