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The characterization of cohesive sediment properties

BERLAMONT, J and OCKENDEN, M and TOORMAN, E and WINTERWERP, J (1993) The characterization of cohesive sediment properties. Coastal Engineering, 21 (1-3). pp. 105-128.

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Abstract

This paper describes apparatus, techniques and methods used by participants in MAST G6M project 4 (Cohesive Sediments) for determining cohesive sediment properties. This comparison of methods aims to stimulate a more general discussion on standardisation of techniques which will lead to characterisation of muds in terms of physical parameters. Such characterisation would allow intercomparison of muds from different sources. Methods are given for sediment properties of grain size distribution, settling velocity and theological parameters and for water-bed exchange properties of permeability, effective stress and critical shear stress for erosion and deposition. Accuracy and repeatability are discussed. A typical range of values is indicated for each of these parameters.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Coastal Engineering
Uncontrolled Keywords: EROSION ; STRESS
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre
ID Code: 50107
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 30 Sep 2011 10:23
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 19:36
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/50107

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