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THE GRANULAR STRUCTURE OF TWO MARINE CARBONATE SEDIMENTS

Ryan D Beemer, Alexandre N Bandini-Maeder, Jeremy Shaw, Ulysse Lebrec, Mark J Cassidy

PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASME 37TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON OCEAN, OFFSHORE AND ARCTIC ENGINEERING, 2018, VOL 9 | AMER SOC MECHANICAL ENGINEERS | Published : 2018

Abstract

Calcareous sediments are prominent throughout the low-latitudinal offshore environment and have been known to be problematic for offshore foundation systems. These fascinating soils consist largely of the skeletal remains of single-celled marine organisms (plankton and zooplankton) and can be as geologically complex as their onshore siliceous counter parts. To enable an adequate understanding of their characteristics, in particular, their intra-granular micro-structure, it is important that geotechnical engineers do not forget about the multifaceted biological origins of these calcareous sediments and the different geological processes that created them. In this paper, the 3D models of soils..

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