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Title: Review of certain properties and problems of frozen ground, including permafrost
Authors: Purdue University. Engineering Experiment Station
Lovell, C. W. (Charles William)
Herrin, Moreland, 1922-
Keywords: Permafrost
Frozen ground
Frozen soils
Artificial freezing
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Thermal conductivity
Thermal properties
Publisher: U.S. Army Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Research Establishment.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: SIPRE report ; 9.
Description: Technical report
Summary: The intrinsic factors and a limited coverage of the environmental factors influencing freezing and thawing actions are presented. The topics reviewed include: the theory of frost action in saturated and non-saturated soils and the disturbances produced by the freezing and thawing cycle; the effects of frost action as manifested by frost heave on freezing in seasonally and perennially frozen ground; reduction in load-carrying capacity on thawing, and soil movements along slopes. Material on ground properties and conditions affecting or affected by frost action include reports on the composition and thermal properties of soils, structure of unfrozen and frozen ground, density and degree of compaction, degree of saturation and the theory of f.p. depression. Surface icing and its control conclude the review. A summary of research recommendations is included.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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