Accession Number : AD0737821

Title :   Instructions for Determining Relative Compression in Frozen Ground Thawing under Pressure.

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

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The report presents a method for computing the relative compression of both permanently frozen and thawed water-saturated ground lying under foundations, based on its physical characteristics. The method does not involve field tests using test loads, or laboratory studies with compression apparatus. Brief practical directions are given for the selection of frozen ground samples and for determining volumetric skeletal weight, also, for calculating terminal settling of the foundations of buildings and installations. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERMAFROST, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES), (*FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), DEFORMATION), SOILS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MOISTURE, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, PRESSURE, USSR

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE