Transportation, preparation and storage of frozen soil samples for laboratory testing

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TypeArticle
Journal titleASTM Special Technical Publication
ISSN0066-0558
Volume599
Pages88112; # of pages: 25
SubjectPermafrost; Soils; frozen soils; laboratory tests; preparation; preservation; storage spaces; soils; frozen soils; transportation; preparation; preserving; sublimation; thermal degradation; mechanical properties; laboratory tests; Sol; sol gele; essai de laboratoire; preparation; preservation; aire de stockage
AbstractIncreased construction activities in cold regions require a better understanding of the behavior of frozen soil. Although in situ testing procedures are being improved or developed, the highly variable and complicated conditions usually encountered in the field make it difficult to formulate interpretations that are useful in practice. Controlled laboratory tests on frozen soils are helpful, therefore, in determining behavior indicative of diverse field conditions and will assist in establishing design information. This paper is a review of the procedures used and the difficulties encountered in the transportation, preparation, and storage of naturally and artificially frozen soil samples required for testing in the laboratory. The effective control of sample disturbance by temperature variation and sublimation and the need for further investigation as to their effect on the mechanical properties of frozen soil are discussed.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
IdentifierDBR-P-679
NRC number15335
2801
NPARC number20374861
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Record identifier6782fe4d-4041-49f2-a370-a8e23591174c
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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