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
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..View full abstract
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Awarded by Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship
This project is conducted with the support of the Australian Research Council. Professor Mark Cassidy is the recipient of an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship (project number FL130100059).