An analysis of frost action beneath cold storage warehouses

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TypeArticle
Journal titleTransactions of the Engineering Institute of Canada
ISSN0013-8002
Volume2
Issue4
Pages153156; # of pages: 4
Subjectfrost heaving; slab construction; cold stores; thermal engineering; construction en dalles; entrepot frigorifique; hygrothermique
AbstractThe temperature distribution beneath a cold storage warehouse has been determined approximately by analytical methods. This analysis has demonstrated that freezing of the soil to a considerable depth beneath a warehouse of slab- on-grade construction is to be expected. Thus, there exists the possibility of damage by frost action to such a building. The elimination of this possibility of damage by the introduction of heat beneath the floor insulation is shown to be economically feasible. The design of a heating system to prevent soil freezing is discussed in detail.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
IdentifierDBR-RP-76
NRC number5095
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NPARC number20358978
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Record created2012-07-20
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