Ice lensing in layered soils

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Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Pages334340; # of pages: 7
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; ice; frost; sedimentation; frozen soils; frost heaving; clay soils; silt; frost action; ice lensing; frost heaving; varved soils; layered soils; Sol; glace (gel); gel (froid); sédimentation; sol gelé; foisonnement par le gel; sol argileux; limon (sol)
AbstractThe ice lensing phenomenon in layered soils, a condition that simulates the process of ice growth on varved soils, has been studied experimentally. Under the limited conditions of layer thicknesses, soils used, freezing rates, and moisture conditions, ice lenses formed at the face of the fine-textured (clay) layer when it was encountered by the freezing plane. Only minor heaving occurred in the coarse-textured (silt) layer when its thickness was increased.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number26642
NPARC number20358970
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Record created2012-07-20
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