Accession Number : ADA141764

Title :   Creep and Sliding in Clay Slopes: Mutual Effects of Interlayer Swelling and Ice Jacking.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 24 Dec 83-24 Apr 84,

Corporate Author : INNSBRUCK UNIV (AUSTRIA)

Personal Author(s) : Czurda,K A

PDF Url : ADA141764

Report Date : 25 Apr 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Laboratory tests, partially confirmed by field data, demonstrate that the swelling of freshwater clay exhibits small clay swell expansion (depending upon the initial water content) and additional ice expansion due to ice lense formation. Ice lense formation is enabled only if the freezing process is accompanies by simultaneous water uptake from the bottom. If the natural condition of a sample is almost water saturated, as was the case during sampling in the fall of 1983, the clay represents an already expanded condition.

Descriptors :   *Soil mechanics, Slope, Clay, Water, Expansion, Frost heave, Freezing, Thawing, Strain(Mechanics), Creep

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE