Effect of dynamic loads on piles in frozen soils

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ConferenceProc. 3rd Int. Specialty Conf. Cold Regions Engineering. Northern Resource Development (Vol. 1): 04 April 1984, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Pages4152; # of pages: 12
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; frozen soils; dynamic loads; piles; creep rate; foundations; alternating stress effects; piles' displacement rates; soil creep rate; bearing capacity reduction; foundations in permafrost
AbstractAn alternating stress as small as 5% of the static stress was found to accelerate the displacement rates of piles subjected to long-term loads in frozen soils, as well as the creep rate of frozen soil samples subjected to uniaxial loading under compression. This effect essentially reduces the bearing capacity of piles in frozen soils, and has to be taken into consideration in the design of foundations in permafrost areas.
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PublisherUniversity of Alberta Publ., D.W. Smith, Ed.
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number23320
NPARC number20375689
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