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|Title:||Study of ice formation in soils|
|Authors:||Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Physics.|
Jackson, Kenneth A.
Frozen ground mechanics
|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.|
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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