THE FREEZING OF SOIL WITH LIQUID NITROGEN

LA CONGELATION DES SOLS A L'AZOTE LIQUIDE

The freezing of low-strength water-bearing soils afford the latter complete impermeability and high mechanical strength. The idea of using this characteristic is not new and freezing techniques which utilize mechanical refrigerating devices, have been in existence for a long time. The technique made giant strides with the use of liquid nitrogen as the refrigerating agent. Details are given of this process: principles of operation, technology, application, nitrogen consumption. A number of cases are described. (TRRL)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also published in German and Spanish.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Societe de Diffusion de Tech du Bat et de Trav Pub

    9 rue la Perouse
    Paris 16e,   France 
  • Authors:
    • Rouault, J C
  • Publication Date: 1979-1

Language

  • French

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311440
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SOLS FOND 160
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 26 1980 12:00AM