Anchoring structures in marine environments requires a good knowledge of seabed properties, based on laboratory tests and geophysical data acquisition. This work is addressed to the analysis of one anchor site located off the Portuguese coast, combining laboratory tests and high resolution seismic profiling. Seven different classes of sediments were individualised (according to United Soil Classification System), and coherent with the sedimentary layer architecture identified in the geophysical profiles; data provided awareness about the thickness of the unconsolidated sedimentary layer to the bedrock.
|Title of host publication||Engineering Geology for Society and Territory Volume 6|
|Subtitle of host publication||Applied Geology for Major Engineering Projects|
|Publisher||SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG|
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
- Floating structures
- Seabed properties