FIELD OBSERVATIONS OF THAWING IN SOILS

This study has assessed the adequacy of a particular thaw model often used in thaw-consolidation theory and shown it to be a useful model for a variety of field situations, although in others extensions to the theory are required. We have also seen that the magnitude of the range of the rate of thaw is not large. This conclusion is of itself important as it substantiates arguments made elsewhere (McRoberts 1972; McRoberts and Morgenstern 1974; Nixon and McRoberts 1973) concerning the relative importance of thermal and geotechnical properties in calculating deformation and stability of thawing soils. /RTAC/

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    National Research Council of Canada

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  • Authors:
    • McRoberts, E C
  • Publication Date: 1975-2

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 126-130
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00129435
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transportation Association of Canada
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 10 1976 12:00AM