PERMAFROST AND FOUNDATIONS

THIS DIGEST BRIEFLY DESCRIBES PERMAFROST AND ITS CHARACTERISTICS AND DISCUSSES PROBLEMS RELATED TO FOUNDATION DESIGN IN PERMAFROST AREAS. THE STRENGTH OF PERMAFROST CAN BE AFFECTED BY ICE CONTENT, CHANGES IN THERMAL EQUILIBRIUM, FINENESS OF THE SOIL, AND TEMPERATURE. BECAUSE OF ITS WARMING EFFECT, SURFACE WATER IS AN IMPORTANT FACTOR AND DRAINAGE PROBLEMS MUST BE CONSIDERED. ADEQUATE SITE INVESTIGATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL PRIOR TO ENGINEERING DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION IN PERMAFROST AREAS. /CGRA/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Cbd 64, 4pp, 1FIG
  • Authors:
    • Johnston, G H
  • Publication Date: 1965-4

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  • Accession Number: 00237261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1994 12:00AM