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Title: Summary report of soils studies : soils investigation
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Potamology
Mississippi River
Soils
Soil mechanics
Soil investigations
Soil testing
River banks
Bank erosion
Bank caving
Revetment
Revetment failure
Soil liquefaction
Flow failure
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Potamology investigations report ; no. 12-2.
Description: Potamology Report
Introduction: The main text of this report summarizes the results of the soils phase of the potamology investigations to date. Data of a general nature obtained in some portions of the studies and not previously reported are included as appendices A through C. In general, these data were obtained in studies which gave positive results as concerns the general purpose of the potamology investigations. Other data obtained in uncompleted studies are published separately as Miscellaneous Papers 3-9 through 3-12; these studies were stopped prior to completion when it became apparent that the results would have no practical application to the potamology investigations. The definitions of symbols used and the sources referred to throughout this report and its appendices are listed in the notation and bibliography at the end of the main text. The primary findings of the studies conducted to date are that the massive failures occurring in the banks of the Lower Mississippi River are liquefaction failures, that they occur exclusively in a distinct geologic soil type called point-bar deposits, that stability can be predicted in most cases by means of empirical criteria, and that stability cannot be predicted at present by theoretical analyses. NOTE: This file is large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/3109
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