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Sea-Floor Soil Mechanics and Trafficability Measurements with the Tracked Vehicle “RUM”

  • Daniel K. Gibson
  • Victor C. Anderson
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 2)

Abstract

A brief description of the ORB-RUM Sea Floor Work System, program history, philosophy and direction is given. An instrumentation suite developed for the use of RUM in a soil mechanics and trafficability study program is also described. Highlights of over 400 operating hours on the sea floor at depths ranging from 40 to 1880 meters illustrates the problems encountered and the experience that has been obtained in this program. A limited amount of data is presented.

Keywords

Shear Strength Pull Test Scripps Institution Cone Penetrometer Trafficability Measurement 
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References

  1. Anderson, V. C., R. Clinton, D. K. Gibson, and O. H. Kirsten, Instrumenting RUM for in situ sub-sea soil surveys, in Symp. Underwater Soil Sampling, Testing, and Construction Control, Am. Soc. Test. Mat. Spec. Tech. Publ. 501, pp. 216-231, Phila., 1972.Google Scholar
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Copyright information

© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel K. Gibson
    • 1
  • Victor C. Anderson
    • 1
  1. 1.Marine Physical LaboratoryScripps Institution of OceanographyUSA

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