Static and Dynamic Properties of Sand-Cement

by Jean-Michel Dupas, Managing Director; Mecasol SA, Consulting Engrs., Paris, France,
Alain Pecker, Project Engr.; Mecasol SA, Consulting Engrs., Paris, France,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 3, Pg. 419-436

Document Type: Journal Paper


The construction of a nuclear power plant on a liquefiable sand deposit required the treatment of the foundation. A scheme involving excavation and replacement with cement-stabilized sand was foreseen. An extensive laboratory testing program on different mixtures was undertaken to assess the design characteristics (static and dynamic) and to check the durability and cyclic strength of the backfill material. In the course of the testing program, it was necessary to develop new methods for interpretation of the dynamic characteristics of the soil-cement. Finally, it was proved that a 5% soil-cement mixture made with ordinary portland cement is suitable.

Subject Headings: Dynamic properties | Soil properties | Soil cement | Power plants | Mixtures | Material durability | Soil dynamics | Construction management

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