Ground Freezing  - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444417824, 9780444601964

Ground Freezing

1st Edition

Editors: Hans L. Jessberger
eBook ISBN: 9780444601964
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 558
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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-sca


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