Accession Number:

AD0741057

Title:

Settling of Structures on Thawing Ground (Opredelenie Osadok Sooruzhenii na Merzlykh Ottaivayushchikh Gruntakh),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

During construction on permafrost the question concerning the amount of forthcoming settlings has unique significance. An estimation of these settlings can be made on the basis of experiments with hot punches. The study examines a procedure for testing with punches. According to this technique, the soils thawing is envisaged by means of heating the water poured into a test borehole for a depth of 20-30 cm above a sandy filling 20-30 cm which covers the borehole bottom after the placement of the punch. Heating the water begins after loading the punch with the planned weight. Thawing continues until stabilization of the settlings.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE