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A submersible drill rig for coring soils and rocks

Vincenzi, M.; Pérez, N.; Samoili, K.; Arroyo, M.
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4th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization
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Book of congress proceedings
Geotechnical and geophysical site characterization 4: 4th International Conference on Site Characterization 4, ISC-4: Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco,Brazil: september 18-21, 2012: proceedings
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The paper describes the design and initial field-testing of a remotely operated submersible drill rig able to obtain continuous cores of soil and/or rock up to 6 m long. The rig mast angle is hydraulically actuated covering 90 degrees of altitude. This enables both a fully horizontal position used for deployment onto and recovery of the rig from the seabed, as well as a fully vertical position during coring. The frame is equipped with positioning and inclination sensors for accurate register of ...
Devincenzi, M. [et al.]. A submersible drill rig for coring soils and rocks. A: International Conference on Site Characterization. "Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterization 4 - Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Site Characterization 4, ISC-4". 2012, p. 653-658.
Drill rigs, Geotechnical investigations, Inclination sensors, Injection rates, Nearshores, Operation parameters, Remotely operated submersibles, Renewable Energy industries, Site investigations, Vertical positions
Group of research
MSR - Soil and Rock Mechanics
WNG - Wireless Networks Group


  • Vincenzi, Matteo  (author and speaker )
  • Pérez Garcia, N.  (author and speaker )
  • Samoili, K.  (author and speaker )
  • Arroyo Alvarez de Toledo, Marcos  (author and speaker )