Accession Number : AD0711904

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL DETERMINATION OF FROST HEAVE FORCES IN THE GROUND,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Vyalov,S. S. ; Yegorov,N. I.

Report Date : 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Any rational system for constructing building foundations in regions where permafrost and deep seasonal freezing are prevalent is impossible without due regard for the heaving forces which are built up during freezing of the ground. However, the data on the actual magnitude of these forces are incomplete. One factor which hinders experiments for determining heaving forces under field conditions appears to be undeveloped methods and the lack of enough simple procedural methods for such determinations. The purpose of the work was to test a new system for determining heaving forces under field conditions and development of some recommendations for using such a system. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FROST HEAVE, SOILS), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), FROST HEAVE), FREEZING, MOISTURE, PERMAFROST, ANCHORS(STRUCTURAL), BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), THERMAL INSULATION, SNOW, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE