Geotechnical properties of sediments from North Pacific and northern Bermuda Rise

A. J. Silva
E. P. Laine
J. Lipkin
G. R. Heath
S. A. Akers


Consolidation tests of the deeper samples in the North Pacific clays indicate that the sediment column is normally consolidated. Consolidated undrained triaxial tests indicate stress-strain properties characteristic of saturated clays with effective angles of friction of 35o for smectite and 31o for illite. -from US Govt Reports Announcements, 7, 1982