Accession Number:

AD0738669

Title:

Effects of Freezing on the Mechanical Properties of Clay Moraine (Vliyanie Zamorazhivaniya i Ottaivaniya Morennogo Suglinka na Ego Stroitelne Svoistva),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The studies conducted have shown that the strength of moraine loam, decreasing appreciably according to superficial visual criteria as a result of the soils freeze-thaw cycle, is apparently restored if one imparts to the soil a load of 1 kgsq cm and more. At the design vertical load from a structure equalling 2 kgsq cm, the strength of the ground under it after compaction will be less than the strength of ground not subjected to frost effect. The necessity for leaving a layer for protection aginst freezing is eliminated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE