Freezing-Thawing Laboratory Testing of Frost Susceptible Soils
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of Nordic Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical NGM: Reykjavik, Iceland 25th – 28th of May 2016, 2016, 267-276 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Frost heave and thaw weakening are two common concerns in designing and constructing roads throughout cold region areas. Cold regions can be defined in terms of air temperature and frost penetration by frozen ground engineering. Researchers have been studying frost action in soil for the past 85 years in order to design ways to reduce the costly damage to roads. Conducting the test on frost-susceptible soil must be done in order to retrieve data for frost heave and thaw weakening modeling in the soil body during a certain freezing-thawing cycle. This paper reviews and discusses the apparatuses used for this purposes. The studied apparatuses are cylindrical and provide heat through one dimension. The studied apparatuses mostly differ in the diameter and length of their cylindrical cell; likewise, temperature gradients differ from one apparatus toanother. In this study the LTU’s apparatus which was primarily designed to investigate the research related questions concerning freezing and thawing phenomena is presented in detail. The theory of segregation potential is applied for evaluation of the frost heave test and the thaw consolidation theory is applied for the thaw test. The main goal of the project is to conduct a series of experimental tests on various types of soil while exposing them to frost action in the apparatus to propose a classification system for the different types of soil in question with respect to their susceptibility to the frost action phenomena.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. 267-276 p.
, Proceedings of Nordic Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical NGM
Civil engineering and architecture - Geoengineering and mining engineering
Frost action, Frost heave, Samhällsbyggnadsteknik och arkitektur - Geoteknik och gruvteknik
Research subject Soil Mechanics; Sustainable transportation (AERI)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-30685Local ID: 493296d9-7230-46cc-b22d-087fbde05c30OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-30685DiVA: diva2:1003914
Nordic Geotechnical Meeting : Challanges in Nordic Geotechnics 25/05/2016 - 27/05/2016
Godkänd; 2016; Bibliografisk uppgift: ISBN 978-9935-24-002-6; 20160530 (tomede)2016-09-302016-09-30Bibliographically approved