Strengthening Alaskan Beaufort Sea Soils with Portland Cement

by Bernard Nidowicz, Harding Lawson Associates, Anchorage, AK, USA,
Donald E. Bruggers, Harding Lawson Associates, Anchorage, AK, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Cold Regions Engineering


Preliminary studies undertaken to assess the feasibility of utilizing gravity structures on soft arctic silts indicate that the available foundation capacity are insufficient. Therefore prior to site utilization, substantial soil strengthening will be required. At the present time, there is only limited information concerning strengthening of arctic silts. This paper presents the results of a two-phase laboratory program performed to evaluate the feasibility of strengthening arctic silts using Portland Cement.

Subject Headings: Soil strength | Soil cement | Feasibility studies | Strength of materials | Seas and oceans | Portland cement | Soft soils | Laboratory tests | Beaufort Sea | Arctic | Alaska | United States

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