Thermo-mechanical behavior of seafloor sediments

Sandra Houston, William N. Houston, Neil D. Williams

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1249-1263
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Geotechnical Engineering
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Environmental Science
  • General Earth and Planetary Sciences


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