Seabed Mechanics

Edited Proceedings of a Symposium, sponsored jointly by the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) and the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG), and held at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, 5–9 September, 1983

  • Bruce Denness
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Sub-seabed Characteristics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Strength and Consolidation

      1. Adrian F. Richards
        Pages 3-8
      2. Kazuya Yasuhara, Kazutoshi Hirao, Haruo Fujiwara, Syunji U-He
        Pages 17-24
      3. Armand J. Silva, Stephen A. Jordan
        Pages 25-39
    3. Submarine Slopes and Sediment Testing

      1. A. B. Hawkins
        Pages 51-64
      2. Gideon Almagor, Richard H. Bennett, Douglas N. Lambert, Evan B. Forde, Les S. Shepard
        Pages 77-86
      3. Masaharu Fukue, Shigeyasu Okusa, Takaaki Nakamura
        Pages 95-100
  3. Sub-seabed Site Investigation and Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Probes, Corers and Pore Pressure Measurement

      1. A. W. Malone
        Pages 103-105
      2. G. T. Houlsby, C. P. Wroth
        Pages 107-112
      3. Robert L. Schiffman, Vincenzo Pane
        Pages 123-130
    3. Cyclic Loading and Sub-seabed Stability

    4. Back Matter
      Pages 175-176
  4. Sediment Transport

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Wave- and Currentinduced Transport

      1. D. M. McDowell
        Pages 179-181
      2. R. V. Ahilan, J. F. A. Sleath
        Pages 183-189
      3. Prida Thimakorn
        Pages 191-196
      4. P. H. Kemp, R. R. Simons
        Pages 197-206
    3. Storm Impact and Forecasting

      1. James Lighthill
        Pages 215-216
      2. Richard Silvester
        Pages 217-222
      3. G. Farmer, P. M. Kelly
        Pages 223-231
  5. Sediment — Structure Interaction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. Influence of Wave/Current and Fluid/Sediment Types

    3. Back Matter
      Pages 265-265
  6. Closing Address

    1. Koichi Akai
      Pages 267-275
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 277-281

About these proceedings


Symposia do not just happen, and those which venture on the Bureau of IUT AM. I was on the train like a into new territory happen even less frequently. Never­ shot armed to the teeth with excuses. theless, faced by the challenge of organising such an I rehearsed my speech all the way down. I had event, many of us volunteer eagerly for the task. I am studiously opted for the environmental side of seabed not one of this select band. studies. I could prove it and produced papers on the Confronted by what at fIrst sight was but a casual correlation of geotechnical properties of the seabed invitation to consider whether I might be interested in with the populations of bugs that live there. Elsewhere commenting on the possibility I attended an informal (as in my defence package were items on landslips, clima­ I then thought) meeting at Newcastle University in 1980 tology, cluster analysis applied to business development to discuss the subject of Seabed Mechanics. Professor - anything I could find to illustrate my dissociation Len Maunder, Head of Mechanical Engineering here at from Seabed Mechanics proper.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Denness
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-8697-4
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