Thawing and Differential Settlement Close to Oil Wells through Permafrost
BROWN UNIV PROVIDENCE RI DIV OF ENGINEERING
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The paper puts forward a preliminary analysis, whose purpose is to identify the factors which determine settlements and casing stresses, and to find out what information is needed for a more precise evaluation. Bold idealizations will be made in order to isolate primary from secondary factors thus, for example, no account is taken of the variation with depth of the initial temperature of the undisturbed permafrost layer. The heat transfer problem is briefly considered first simple models of thaw consolidation and arching follow, and their implications for thawing around a well are then examined.
- Mining Engineering
- Soil Mechanics
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost