Deformation behaviour and strength of frozen sand

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Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
Pages7488; # of pages: 15
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; sand; frozen soils; mechanical properties; strain; Sol; sable; sol gele; propriete mecanique; deformation
AbstractUniaxial unconfined compression tests were carried out on frozen saturated Ottawa sand containing about 20% by weight of water, at temperatures between -2 and -15 degrees C, and at strain rates varying between 10[-7] and 10[-2]s[-1]. The compressive strength and the initial tangent modulus increased with increasing strain rate and with decreasing temperature. At -2 degrees C, values of strength and modulus were considerably lower than those predicted by linear extrapolation of the values observed at lower temperatures, on a log-log scale. This could be due to the presence of unfrozen water in the samples at -2 degrees C.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number17992
NPARC number20338183
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