EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE STRENGTH OF FROZEN SILT

Tests were conducted in uniaxial compression and tension to determine the effect of temperature on the strength of frozen Fairbanks silt. Test temperatures ranged from 0 deg C to -56.7 deg C. Two machine speeds, 4.23 cm/sec and 0.0423 cm/sec, were used for the constant displacement rate tests. From the highest to the lowest temperature, the compressive strength increased up to about one order of magnitude and the tensile strength increased one-half an order of magnitude. Equations are presented which correlate strength with temperature at the strain rates obtained. The initial tangent and 50% strength moduli and the specific energy are given for each test. The mode of fracture and the effects of unfrozen water content and ice matrix strengthening are discussed, and the test results are compared with the data of other investigations. /Author/

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 27 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00153354
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CRREL Rpt. No. 77-3
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 28 1977 12:00AM