Sea-Floor Soil Mechanics and Trafficability Measurements with the Tracked Vehicle “RUM”
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.
KeywordsShear Strength Pull Test Scripps Institution Cone Penetrometer Trafficability Measurement
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