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Title: Geotechnical factors in the dredgeability of sediment. Report 1, Geotechnical descriptors for sediments to be dredged
Authors: Spigolon, S. J.
Keywords: Marine sediments--Classification
Dredging spoil--Classification
Dredging--Environmental aspects
Dredging spoil
Marine sediments
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Series/Report no.: Contract Report (Dredging Research Program (U.S.)) ; no. Contract Report DRP-93-3; Report 1
Abstract: Existing soil descriptor systems are not universally used, or even understood, by all groups involved in navigation dredging. As part of a 6-year study of this problem, a resource review has been conducted, which includes examination of the published literature and interviews with individuals knowledgeable in this area. The study indicates that the minimum soil identification test data necessary for the design, planning, and execution of dredging projects are as follows: (a) undisturbed soil mass properties, (b) disturbed soil material properties, (c) specific properties such as rheologic properties of a slurry, sedimentation rate in salt water, or bulking factors. Suggestions are made in the report for a standard set of descriptive terms and for a new Dredging Classification System.
Description: Contract Report
Gov't Doc #: Contract Report DRP-93-3; Report 1
Rights: Approved for Public Release; Distribution is Unlimited
Size: 120 pages / 8.732 Mb
Types of Materials: PDF/A
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