FREEZING AND THAWING TESTS AND THEORIES OF FROST DAMAGE

Cyclic freezing and thawing tests on structural clay materials are reported. These results and those of recent studies on the freezing of water in consolidated porous materials and the theories of frost damage are used to discuss the mechanisms of pressure generation and relief mechanism. It is concluded that the major mechanisms of stress generation and relief during the freezing of water in porous materials may be different for small or large cooling rates, and that it is probable that freezing and thawing tests can be accelerated, although it should be done with great caution. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Society for Testing and Materials

    100 Barr Harbor Drive, P.O. Box C700
    West Conshohocken, PA  USA  19428-2957
  • Authors:
    • Blachere, J R
    • Young, J E
  • Publication Date: 1975-7

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  • Accession Number: 00126140
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 18 1975 12:00AM