Accession Number : AD0638018

Title :   BASIC MECHANICS OF FREEZING, FROZEN AND THAWING SOILS (OSNOVY MEKHANIKI PROMERZAYUSHCHIKH, MERZLYKH I PROTAIVAYUSHCHIKH GRUNTOV).

Descriptive Note : Technical tran.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA OTTAWA (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Tsytovich,N. A.

Report Date : 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The mechanics of freezing soils are discussed with respect to change in soil volume, frost heaving, and rejection of water from soil during freezing. The physical properties of freezing soil and ice are reviewed. This is followed by a discussion of the mechanical properties of frozen soil including mechanical bonds, deformation characteristics and compaction under load. The rheological processes in frozen soils are considered in connection with their relation to short-term and long-term loads. The report concludes with a discussion of the stresses and deformation occurring in thawing soils. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERMAFROST, *SOIL MECHANICS), SOILS, FREEZING, MELTING, RHEOLOGY, USSR

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE