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Title: Permafrost investigations, fiscal year 1956 : freezeback control and pile testing, Kotzebue Air Force Station, Kotzebue, Alaska (draft)
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division
Keywords: Permafrost
Permafrost preservation
Pile foundations
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Soil strength
Bearing capacity
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Frost action
Soil mechanics
Frozen soil mechanics
Artificial freezing
Kotzebue, Alaska
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. 66.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: A timber pile foundation was installed in permafrost at Kotzebue, Alaska, as part of the construction of an Air Force Installation in 1955 and 1956. The piles were placed in augered holes, slurried and frozen back by artificial means. Data were obtained on the effectiveness of the artificial refrigeration in achieving freezeback and on the bearing capacity of the piles. Soil temperatures were measured with copper constantan thermocouples. Fiberglass moisture cells were also tried. Level observations were made on the piling to detect heave and settlement. Two types of pile load tests were conducted; point bearing tests on piles confined by small amounts of unfrozen soil, and load settlement tests on piles completely slurried and frozen back.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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