Heaving pressure in soils during unidirectional freezing

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TypeArticle
Journal titleCanadian Geotechnical Journal
ISSN0008-3674
Volume4
Issue4
Pages398408; # of pages: 11
Subjectfrost heaving; porosity; properties of soils; particle size distribution; porosite; caracteristique du sol; granularite
AbstractIce lenses in natural soil are normally formed in a thermal gradient regime, and this permits the development of an undulating frost line if a range of pore sizes exists. Evidence is presented that suggests that the undulating nature of the ice-water interface permits the ice lens to form over the smaller pores of the system. Although fractions with only a limited particle size range have been studied, the results support the use of particle size as a valid basis for assessing frost susceptibility.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-347
NRC number9960
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NPARC number20374854
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