A laboratory investigation of the thermo-mechanical response of deep ocean sediments has been performed. The study encompasses the range of thermal loadings expected for the emplacement of a canister of radioactive waste approximately 30 m below the seafloor in deep ocean waters. The experimental program included mechanical and thermal consolidation, undrained triaxial compressive strength and constant stress level creep tests on seafloor sediments over a temperature range of 4–200 °C.
|Number of pages
|Journal of Geotechnical Engineering
|Published - Nov 1985
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- General Environmental Science
- General Earth and Planetary Sciences