Unfrozen water in frozen soils: a selective review of the literature

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/20338287
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleInternal Report (National Research Council Canada. Division of Building Research); no. DBR-IR-209
Physical description6 p.
AbstractA knowledge of the extent to which the water content of soils may be frozen at any given temperature below the freezing point of water under normal conditions turns out to be of considerable importance in the development of frozen ground technology. Strength properties of frozen ground may well be affected, at least within certain ranges of conditions, by the unfrozen water content. Also, in view of the relatively large amounts of heat involved in the latent heat of fusion, insufficient information about the proportion of the water content which is frozen at any given condition can lead to serious errors in heat transfer and heat balance calculations for the ground.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRC-IRC-7350
NPARC number20338287
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