The application is discussed of the present knowledge of frost problems in geotechnics in relation to important environmental factors such as engineering soil properties, temperature, heat, thermal radiation and heat conduction, basic principles of frost penetration into soil, insulation of roads against frost, and concepts about engineering in permafrost. The results are incorporated of some 25 years of theoretical and experimental research on soil freezing and associated soil moisture migration under a freezing temperature gradient. The scientific and technical information presented could help suggest basic methods of solving practical problems related to frost action in soils. The principles governing the unsaturated, water-film flow mechanism in a thermo-osmotic soil moisture transfer process from groundwater toward the cold front upon freezing are given. The book concludes with a brief discussion of lunar soil mechanics.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Rutgers University Press

    100 Joyce Kilmer Avenue
    Piscataway, NJ  United States  08854-8099
  • Authors:
    • Jumikis, A R
  • Publication Date: 1977

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 375 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00163681
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Monograph
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 7 1978 12:00AM