Accession Number:

ADA275215

Title:

Growth Condition of an Ice Layer in Freezing Soils Under Applied Loads: 1. Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

A series of freezing tests on Kanto loam were conducted under various overburden pressures to find the steady growth condition of a segregated ice layer. The steady growth condition was found to be determined by the absolute value of the temperature gradient of the unfrozen part of the soil a sub u near the 0 deg C isotherm and that of the frozen part of the soil alpha sub f near the warmest end of an ice layer under given hydraulic conditions and applied effective pressure sigma This is the first of a two-part presentation on the subject the analytical aspects of the study are presented in a second report. Freezing fronts, Frozen soils, Mathematical analysis, Freshwater ice, Ice lenses.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE