STRENGTH AND COMPACTION PROPERTIES OF FROZEN SOIL

THE PURPOSE OF THE INVESTIGATION DESCRIBED IN THIS REPORT WAS TO STUDY THE STRENGTH PROPERTIES OF FROZEN SOIL AND HOW THESE PROPERTIES AFFECT THE COMPACTION PROPERTIES OF FROZEN SOIL AT DIFFERENT TEMPERATURES AND WATER CONTENTS. ALL TESTS WERE CARRIED OUT IN THE COLD ROOM AT THE DEPARTMENT OF HYDRAULICS AT THE ROYAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY IN STOCKHOLM AT TEMPERATURES OF MINUS 0.5, MINUS 2, MINUS 5, AND MINUS 10 C. WATER CONTENTS OF THE SOILS WERE 2, 5, 8, AND 10 PERCENT. THREE MORAINES AND A SAND WERE STUDIED. THE STRENGTH PROPERTIES WERE DETERMINED VIA UNCONFINED COMPRESSION TESTS, INDIRECT TENSION TESTS (BRASILIAN TESTS) AND SHEAR BOX TESTS. TWO SERIES OF COMPACTION TESTS WERE CARRIED OUT USING MODERN AASHO COMPACTION EQUIPMENT AND A VIBRATORY TAMPER RESPECTIVELY. THE RESULTS OF THE STRENGTH TESTS INDICATE THAT THE STRENGTH OF THE FROZEN SOIL INCREASES MARKEDLY WITH DECREASING TEMPERATURE AND INCREASING WATER CONTENT. THE TESTS SHOW A CLEAR CONNECTION BETWEEN THE COMPRESSIVE, TENSILE AND SHEARING STRENGTHS RECORDED. THE TESTS INDICATE THE EXISTENCE OF A CORRELATION BETWEEN THE STRENGTH AND COMPACTION PROPERTIES OF THE FROZEN SOIL. THE COMPACTION RESULTS OBTAINED DETERIORATE CONSIDERABLY WITH INCREASING STRENGTH IN THE SOIL.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Swedish Institute for Building Research

    Box 27 163, 102 52
    Stockholm,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Heiner, A
  • Publication Date: 1972

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 116 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00081069
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: No. D 11:1972 R&D Rept.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 8 1975 12:00AM