INSTALLATION OF PILES IN PERMAFROST
ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MA
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In the summer of 1952, a study of foundation piles installed in permafrost was initiated at the Fairbanks Permafrost Research Area, Fairbanks, Alaska, as part of a continuing program of research directed toward the development of design criteria for construction on frozen ground. The purpose of the pile study was to determine the feasibility of various pile installation methods, ascertain factors affecting pile stability, and to develop criteria related to load carrying capacity of piles embedded in permafrost. The paper is a summary of experiences at the Fairbanks Permafrost Research Area in connection with methods for installing piles in permafrost.
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Structural Engineering and Building Technology