The purpose of this investigation was to determine the factors influencing vertical long-term deformations in earth embankments constructed during the winter, and based on these studies to suggest methods of reducing the settlements. Test embankments were constructed, all with filling material of relatively coarse grained fill with A certain content of rock and stone, a common soil in Sweden. The air temperature was between -26 degrees C and -3 degrees C during the time of construction and the thickness of the embankment layers varied between 30 and 120 cm. The settlements were measured by levelling during the two summers following the construction period. The investigation shows that earth embankments can be constructed satisfactorily during the winter if certain performance criteria are fulfilled. The following points should be considered in order to minimize the settlements: the choice of a soil with a low water content; the removal of cooling of earth masses and minimization of cooling before the compaction is performed; the use of thinner layers or heavier vibrating compactors when the temperature is lower. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Svenska Byggnadsenreprenoerfoereningen

    P.O. Box 27029
    Stockholm 27,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Oerbom, B
    • Lundgren, N
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 68 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00096774
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Traffic Research Institute
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report 10 R&D Rpt.
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 15 1975 12:00AM