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dc.contributor.authorUnited States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.-
dc.descriptionTechnical Report-
dc.descriptionSummary: A study of the changes brought about in the thermal regime beneath buildings constructed over permafrost and the effect of these changes on the buildings has been made by observing eleven test buildings with various types of foundations for a period of about five years. The principal measurements included temperature readings in the foundation and soils beneath the structures and vertical movements of points on the buildings. These observations have resulted in findings concerning the permanence or degradation of the permafrost, the seasonal freezing and thawing patterns, the relation of these thermal changes to seasonal and yearly vertical displacements of the buildings, and structural damage in the buildings resulting from the movements. The effect of such foundation features as air spaces beneath floors, fills of non-frost-susceptible materials, post and pad construction, concrete slab floor construction on fills, insulated and non-insulated built-up wooden floors on fills, and insulation layers in fills has been studied.-
dc.publisherArctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)-
dc.publisherEngineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)-
dc.relation.ispartofseriesTechnical report (Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. 55.-
dc.rightsApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.-
dc.sourceThis Digital Resource was created from scans of the Print Resource-
dc.subjectPile foundations-
dc.subjectSeasonal freeze thaw-
dc.subjectHeat transfer-
dc.subjectHeat transmission-
dc.subjectFrozen soils-
dc.subjectFrozen ground-
dc.subjectSoil mechanics-
dc.subjectFrozen ground mechanics-
dc.subjectFairbanks, Alaska-
dc.titlePermafrost investigations, 1955 : field investigations in arctic and subarctic regions : building foundation study, Fairbanks Research Area-
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