An Underwater Instrument for Determining Bearing Capacity of Shallow Marine Sediments

    Volume 8, Issue 2 (June 1985)

    ISSN: 0149-6115

    CODEN: GTJOAD

    Page Count: 3


    Circé, RC
    Oceanographer, U.S. Geological Survey, Office of Energy and Marine Geology, Quissett Campus, Woods Hole, MA

    Abstract

    A small, portable, underwater instrument for measuring carbonate substrate bearing capacity in situ is described. The device was used in various shallow water (< 9 m) carbonate reef environments. Criteria for design and operation were based on ability to deliver controlled levels of stress to bearing plates of various sizes, operability underwater by scuba divers, transportability, and cost.


    Paper ID: GTJ10516J

    DOI: 10.1520/GTJ10516J

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    Title An Underwater Instrument for Determining Bearing Capacity of Shallow Marine Sediments
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee D18