Published: Jan 1972
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The deeper parts of the ocean have been referred to as exotic in the sense that they are strange and unknown. Perhaps a more definitive word is hostile, because what is dealt with is in many ways an adverse environment. For the civil engineer or the construction engineer or, more specifically, the soils engineer, it is an area in which many of his conventional and familiar (and comfortable) tools and techniques are denied.
marine engineering, underwater construction, underwater foundations, underwater structures, footings, rock mechanics, ocean bottom, deep water
Consultant, Soil Mechanics and Paving, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Washington, D. C.