Flume experiments on sediment mixtures from the offshore dredged material disposal site, Galveston, Texas.

Date

1977

Authors

Moherek, A.J.

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Publisher

Texas A&M University.

Abstract

Flume experiments were performed using four sand, silt, and clay mixtures sampled from the offshore Galveston Dredged Material Disposal Site in order to determine the critical erosion velocity, shear stress, and modes of sediment transport for each mixture. Also, an analysis of the hydrographic regime for offshore Galveston was performed based on meteorologic and oceanographic data collected between February 1975 and June 1976. Results of the flume experiments and hydrographic analysis were extrapolated to sediment transport processes believed operative in the offshore disposal site.

Description

194 p., Thesis

Keywords

flumes, dredge spoil, hydrographic data, sediment transport, sediments

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