Accession Number : AD0738127

Title :   Possible Settling of Perennially Frozen Loose Deposits in West Siberia during Thawing (Vozmoshnye Osadki pri Profaivanii Mnogelet Nemerzlykh Sibir),

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

Personal Author(s) : Dubikov,G. I.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : In the development of land with perennially frozen friable deposits of great depth, a serious danger is presented by the thermal settlings of buildings erected on high-ice soils. Therefore a knowledge of the amounts of possible settlings permits the builder to form a rough judgment concerning the suitability or unsuitability of soils as a foundation for construction and to recommend a building technique even during the initial stage of studies. Since during thawing, the settlings are determined by the extent of ice saturation of the frozen friable deposits, while iciness is linked largely with the lithological composition and method of freezing the soils, the values of possible settlings also depend on these factors. The report gives values of possible settlings during the thawing of the upper levels of frozen Quaternary deposits in Western Siberia. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, DEFORMATION), (*PERMAFROST, SOILS), FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), CONSTRUCTION, ICE, MELTING, FREEZING, MOISTURE, TABLES(DATA), SIBERIA, USSR

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE