Accession Number:

AD0724634

Title:

Strength Characteristics of Thawed Clayey Ground at Various Stages of Consolidation (Prochnostnye Kharakteristiki Ottayavshikh Glinistykh Gruntov na Razlichnykh Stadyakh Konsolidatsii),

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Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

As a result of direct and indirect thermal effects of buildings and structures on the permafrost in the Vorkuta industrial region, significant sections of unfrozen, thawed clayey ground up to 15 meters and more thick have appeared. In a number of cases these sections are already being used for building two-story wood and stone buildings. However, planned use of the sections for construction of buildings and other structures is still difficult as a result of poor study of the bearing capacity of thawed soil and lack of defined recommendations for allowable pressures. It is known that any ice, saturated soil, including the Vorkuta soil, loses its bearing capacity to a significant extent on going from the frozen state to the thawed state as a result of increased moisture in the soil which was created during freezing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE