Frost action and foundations

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Conference27th Annual University of Minnesota Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering Conf.: 1979-02, Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
Pages153; # of pages: 53
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; frost; frost heaving; climates; civil engineering works; foundation work; climate; seasonal frost penetration; permafrost; construction activities; ground thermal regime; frost heaving; frost susceptibility of earth materials; building foundations; roads, runways, ice rinks; freezing during construction; thaw settlement; Basements and foundations; Pergelisol; Sol; gel (froid); foisonnement par le gel; climat; ouvrage de genie civil; travaux de fondation
AbstractThe relationship between climate, seasonal frost penetration and permafrost is discussed in relation to construction activities. The nature of the ground thermal regime, the mechanism of frost heaving, and the criteria for frost susceptibility of earth materials are outlined. Practical examples related to the design and construction of building foundations, roads, runways and ice rinks are described and problems of freezing during construction activities and thaw settlement of the ground are reviewed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number21089
NPARC number20375415
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