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Title: Study of ice formation in soils
Authors: Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Physics.
Jackson, Kenneth A.
Chalmers, Bruce.
Keywords: Soils
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Soil freezing
Soil mechanics
Frozen ground mechanics
Frost action
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Ice lenses
Issue Date: Nov-1957
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. 65.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: This report contains an outline of the theory of the nucleation of freezing which is believed to be of paramount importance in understanding the frost susceptibility of soils. An outline of the major phenomena of soil freezing has been included for those readers who are not familiar with them. The remainder of the report is devoted to a qualitative discussion of these phenomena in terms of nucleation and other fundamental concepts. There are also three appendixes to the report. Appendix A is a discussion of soil-moisture freezing temperature as a function of particle size. In Appendix B, the cooling curves obtained from temperature observations in a soil at different water contents are discussed. Appendix C is an attempt to develop a qualitative theory of soil freezing and heaving; it is included primarily to demonstrate the difficulties involved, and to show clearly the areas in which experimental work is needed.
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