A brief introduction to artificial ground freezing for temporary excavation retention during construction is presented. The major aspects that affect the suitability of ground freezing in a particular project are discussed. To illustrate the applicability of artificial ground freezing, a case history in Washington, D.C., is presented. The project consisted of a circular 3.8-m (12.5-ft) diameter sewer tunnel approximately 33.5 m (110 ft) in length that passed 2.7 m (8.9 ft) beneath four sets of railroad tracks. The design process, including the frozen-soil laboratory testing program and the computer modeling, is presented. An instrumentation program was used during construction to monitor the performance of the project. The instrumentation consisted of thermocouples to monitor ground temperatures and elevation monuments to monitor ground movement during construction. /Author/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 28-36
  • Monograph Title: Tunneling and underground structures
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196626
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309028299
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1981 12:00AM