The Prediction of Unfrozen Water Contents in Frozen Soils from Liquid Limit Determinations,
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H
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During the past decade a number of methods for measuring the amount of unfrozen water in partially frozen ground have emerged. Means of quickly and simply predicting unfrozen water contents in clay have become increasingly important with the growth of interest in encapsulating clay soils compacted at low water contents to serve as base courses for roads. Unfortunately the measurements require sophisticated equipment and, in most instances, specially trained operators. In an effort to simplify the task of obtaining water-ice phase composition data, methods of calculating phase composition curves from other, simpler measurements on soils have been sought. The paper presents a method of deriving the measurement of unfrozen water contents at various temperatures from liquid limit determinations.
- Soil Mechanics
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost
- Civil Engineering