Triaxial testing of frozen sand

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Journal titleJournal of Glaciology
Pages147155; # of pages: 9
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; frozen soils; sand; triaxial tests; mechanical properties; Sol; sol gele; sable; essai triaxial; propriete mecanique
AbstractTriaxial testing of frozen saturated Ottawa sand under confined compression was carried out under hydrostatic pressures varying between 0.1 and 75 MPa at a temperature of -10 degrees C and strain-rate 7.7 X 10[-5] s[-1]. Yield and failure stresses increased with increasing hydrostatic pressures up to about 40 MPa, beyond which the stresses dropped. The results are analysed according to the Mohr- Coulomb failure criterion and compared with past results in the literature.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number18894
NPARC number20331373
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Record created2012-07-18
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