Settlement Characteristics of Sea-Floor Sediments Subjected to Vertical Loads

  • Herbert G. Herrmann
Part of the Marine Science book series (MR, volume 2)


Cores from five sites were analyzed in the laboratory to determine index and compression/consolidation properties. Based on these data, predictions were made for the long-term settlement behavior of small footing-type foundations for each of the sites. The foundations were placed at four of the sites and their behavior monitored. Interrelationships of sediment properties, including consolidation and secondary compression coefficients, are discussed along with the procedure used to predict settlements based on the sediment properties. Predicted and measured settlements are compared and discussed.


Void Ratio Liquid Limit Excess Pore Pressure Compression Index Initial Void Ratio 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Herbert G. Herrmann
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  1. 1.U. S. Naval Civil Engineering LaboratoryUSA

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