Innovative Soil Improvement Through Bio-Cementitious Materials to Mitigate Bridge Scour

The project will investigate the use of biopolymers – polymers produced by living organisms – as a soil stabilizer to mitigate bridge scour. The main objectives of this project include: (1) to investigate the mechanical behaviors of biopolymer treated soil (gravel, sand, and silt); (2) to implement the solidification of cohensionless soil through biopolymers in water-rich environments; (3) to simulate contraction scour situation to verify whether biopolymer can improve the existing bridge scour caused by flowing water.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $200000
    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Mississippi Department of Transportation

      401 North West Street, P.O. Box 1850
      Jackson, MS  United States  39215-1850
    • Start Date: 20220406
    • Expected Completion Date: 20250630
    • Actual Completion Date: 0

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01895669
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Mississippi Department of Transportation
    • Files: RIP, STATEDOT
    • Created Date: Oct 9 2023 9:14AM