Accession Number:

ADA055780

Title:

Segregation Freezing as the Cause of Suction Force for Ice Lens Formation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A new freezing mechanism, called segregation freezing, is proposed to explain the generation of the suction force that draws pore water up to the freezing surface of a growing ice lens. The segregation freezing temperature is derived by applying thermodynamics to a soil mechanics concept that distinguishes the effective pressure from the neutral pressure. The frost-heaving pressure is formulated in the solution of the differential equations of the simultaneous flow of heat and water, of which the segregation freezing temperature is one of the boundary conditions.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE