Ground Freezing

Ground Freezing

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editor: Hans L. Jessberger
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601964

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Developments in Geotechnical Engineering Volume 26: Ground Freezing presents the proceedings of the First International Symposium on Ground Freezing, held in Bochum, Germany on March 8-10, 1978. It summarizes progress in the application of the ground freezing technique in geotechnical engineering, with a focus on engineering with frozen soils and related frost research problems. It includes papers that discuss phase transformation of water, thermodynamics, heat and mass transfer, and mathematical models. The laboratory and theoretical studies of thermophysical and mechanical properties are discussed as well. Organized into 43 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the freezing and thawing of soils, earth, and rock, and the engineering applications of the favorable properties of frozen ground. It then discusses the mechanical properties of artificially frozen soil for construction purposes, the principles of mechanical and thermal behavior of frozen soil, and the design and calculation of frozen soil-structures. Furthermore, it explains the calculation and dimensioning of refrigeration plants and monitoring of frost penetration. The methods and instrumentation for determining the locations of boundaries of frozen soils and the factors affecting the formation of soil cryogenic textures upon artificial active and passive soil freezing are described. The book also details the influence of salts in the pore water in freezing soils and explains how clay microstructure affects the amount of unfrozen water. In addition, it presents the physicomechanical and thermomechanical properties of frozen coarse-grained soil with sandy clay aggregate. This book will be a valuable source of information for scientists and engineers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Organizing Committee

    General report Session I: Phase transformations

    General report Session II: Mechanical properties

    General report Session III: Engineering

    Effects of temperature and pressure on frost heaving

    Effects of initial soil-water conditions on frost heaving characteristics

    Frost heave of unsaturated loamy soil under field conditions

    Effect of the rate of heat removal on the rate of frost heaving

    Effect of freezing and thawing on the permeability and structure of soils

    Segregation freezing as the cause of suction force for ice lens formation

    Equations of frost propagation in unsaturated porous media

    The effect of iteration frequency on a numerical model of near-surface ice segregation

    Cryogenic texture and strength aspects of artificially frozen soils

    Prediction of salt influence on unfrozen water content in frozen soils

    Unfrozen water as a function of clay microstructure

    Interrelationship of the principal physicomechanical and thermophysical properties of coarse-grained frozen soils

    Ice lens structures, compression strengths and creep behavior of some synthetic frozen silty soils

    Creep behaviour of frozen soils in uniaxial compression tests

    Creep characteristics of frozen soils

    Effect of specimen shape on creep response of a frozen sand

    Strain rate effect on the compressive strength of frozen sand

    Cyclic triaxial tests on frozen sand

    Effect of freeze- thaw cycles on resilient properties of fine-grained soils

    Pressure of thawing soils on the concrete lining of vertical mine shafts

    Some aspects of artificial thawing of frozen soils

    Ice behaviour under load

    Thermal and rheological computations for artificially frozen ground construction

    Stability of mine workings in frozen soils

    Creep stress analysis of frozen soils under multiaxial states of stress

    Strength analysis of the frozen-ground enclosure of a low-temperature storage reservoir for liquefied gases

    Design of tunnel support systems using ground freezing

    Large-scale freezing work for subway construction in Japan

    The soil-freezing method for large tunnel constructions

    Subway construction in Stuttgart under protection of a frozen soil roof

    Ground freezing for support of open excavations

    Ground freezing monitoring techniques

    Ground consolidation with liquid nitrogen (LN2 )

    Uses and limitations of ground freezing with liquid nitrogen

    Natural frost in improvement of construction properties of ground in hydroengineering and industrial and civilian construction

    Frost protection of railway lines

    Jointing of two tunnel shields using artificial underground freezing

    Conversion of abandoned collieries in southern Belgium into low-pressure gas storage units, with description of special plugging of the various shafts

    Application of the ground-freezing method to penetrate a sequence of water-bearing and dry formations — three construction cases

    Construction of a sewer in artificially frozen ground

Product details

  • No. of pages: 558
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • eBook ISBN: 9780444601964

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Hans L. Jessberger

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