Carbonate Cementation in Deep-Ocean Sediments

by William E. Kelly, (A.M.ASCE), Asst. Prof. of Civ. and Envir. Engrg.; Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI,
Vito A. Nacci, (M.ASCE), Prof. of Civ. and Ocean Engrg.; Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI,
Mian C. Wang, (A.M.ASCE), Ass. Prof. of Civ. and Envir. Engrg.; Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI,
Kenneth R. Demars, (A.M.ASCE), Res. Asst. in Ocean Engrg.; Univ. of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1974, Vol. 100, Issue 3, Pg. 383-386


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Carbonate cementations can become significant design factors in design of deep ocean foundations. The writers have tested approximately 60 ft (18 m) of core obtained from water depths of about 9,800 ft (3,000 m) in the Labrador Basin. Test results presented herein support the contention that carbonate cementation plays an important role in the strengths of some deep ocean sediments and needs to be considered in design.

Subject Headings: Carbonation | Cement | Foundation design | Ocean engineering | Sediment | Deep foundations | Basins

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