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Journal of Sedimentary Research (SEPM)


Journal of Sedimentary Petrology
Vol. 39 (1969)No. 4. (December), Pages 1546-1551

Microstructure of Unconsolidated and Consolidated Marine Sediments

Frederick A. Bowles, William R. Bryant, Charles Wallin


Sediment samples from cores taken in the Gulf of Mexico were subjected to normal laterally confined loads of 0.5, 4.0, 32.0 and 64.0 Kg per cm2. Electron micrographs of their microstructure show the progressive change in particle orientation during the laboratory consolidation of a sediment sample. A predominantly random arrangement of particles exists over the greater portion of the void ratio range. Strongly preferred orientation apparently develops at pressures in excess of a few Kg per cm2.

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