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Title: A lightweight pneumatic coring device: design and field tests
Authors: Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Lake Erie Section
Fuller, Jonathan A.
Meisburger, Edward P.
Keywords: Vibratory Coring Device
Lake Erie
Equipment Design
Field Tests
Publisher: Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Miscellaneous report (Coastal Engineering Research Center (U.S.)) ; no. 82-8.
Description: Miscellaneous Report
Abstract: A lightweight pneumatic coring device for use from relatively small research vessels has developed and field tested. The device consists of an aluminum frame supporting a core barrel surmounted by a pneumatic industrial vibrator. Tests of a number of paired ball-type and piston-type vibrators revealed that a piston-type vibrator with a 3-inch-diameter piston provided the best penetration and was capable of obtaining cores from 0.6 to 2.4 meters long from a variety of unconsolidated sediments. A description of the tests and drawings of the final design are presented.
Rights: Approved for Public Release, Distribution is Unlimited
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