Recently there has been much research into Methane Hydrate as a developable material in the deep seabed in Nankai Trough. In this study, specimens were prepared to simulate the sediments in Nankai Trough, and a series of triaxial tests were performed on samples with varying density and fines content. From the results of Methane Hydrate bearing sand however, an increase in fines content tended to lead to an increase in stiffness and maximum axial deviator stress, with positive dilative behavior occurring during shearing.

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