Title

In Situ Vane System for Seafloor Strength Investigations

Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

1-1-1985

Abstract

The In Situ Vane (ISV) system has been developed to determine the strength profile within the upper 1.5 m of deep sea clays. The system is designed to operate in 6000-m water depth after one-year dormancy on the bottom and consists of four integrated packages; controller and data acquisition system, mechanical system, volume compensator, and power supply. This paper describes development of a prototype which was used under a pressure of 550 bars after a 30-day dormancy and of the full system which was successfully used in a deep water (5800 m) test. In the first full application of the system the ISV will be used to measure changes in sediment strength caused by high temperature (300°C) as part of the U.S. Subseabed Disposal Program. © 1985 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

Publication Title

IEEE Journal of Oceanic Engineering

Volume

10

Issue

1

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