Accession Number : AD0738189

Title :   Effect of Cryogenic Processes on the Strength of Ground and the Stability of Embankments during Thawing,

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

Personal Author(s) : Bredyuk,G. P. ; Mukhailov,G. D.

Report Date : MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The freeze-thaw cycle of the roadbed along the Achinsk-Abalakova line caused a decrease in the soils' strength by 1.2-7 times. Maximum softening was recorded in the heaved soils; during their thawing, only the load from their own weight exerted an effect. The ground's softening led to an extensive occurrence of deformations in the raodbed during the spring in the form of the development and growth of ballast trenches and beds, coupled with driftings of slopes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOIL MECHANICS, FREEZING), FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), RAILROAD TRACKS, STABILITY, MELTING, USSR

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE