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Title: The prediction of unfrozen water contents in frozen soils from liquid limit determinations
Authors: Hebrew University. Dept. of Soil and Water Sciences.
Tice, A. R. (Allen R.)
Anderson, Duwayne M. (Duwayne Marlo), 1927-
Banin, A.
Keywords: Frozen soils
Liquid limit
Soil mechanics
Unfrozen water
Frozen ground
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 76-8.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: During the past decade a number of methods for measuring the amount of unfrozen water in partially frozen ground have emerged. Means of quickly and simply predicting unfrozen water contents in clay have become increasingly important with the growth of interest in encapsulating clay soils compacted at low water contents to serve as base courses for roads. Unfortunately the measurements require sophisticated equipment and, in most instances, specially trained operators. In an effort to simplify the task of obtaining water-ice phase composition data, methods of calculating phase composition curves from other, simpler measurements on soils have been sought. In this paper we present a method of deriving the measurement of unfrozen water contents at various temperatures from liquid limit determinations.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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