Lime stabilization of fine-grained sediments in western Greenland

Publication: Research - peer-reviewArticle in proceedings – Annual report year: 2011

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Thick deposits of fine-grained marine sediments exist in large areas of western Greenland. Many places these sediments are located above sea-level, and now complicate construction projects in urban areas. The mineralogy of the fine-grained sediments is very different from European sediments, mainly due to the cold climate, and it is therefore of great interest to study possible methods to improve the stability and strength properties. This project includes laboratory studies of lime stabilization on fine-grained marine sediments from Kangerlussuaq, western Greenland. The results have included tests to determine the optimum lime content and the strength development in relation to both reaction time and curing temperature. Hopefully the results from this project will lead to a future use of lime stabilization and make it possible to use/reuse materials of poor quality at construction sites in Greenland.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 64th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Publication date2011
StatePublished

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Conference64th Canadian Geotechnical Conference and 14th Pan-American Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Number64 & 14
CityToronto, Ontario, Canada
Period01/01/11 → …
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