(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Frost heave and dry density changes during cyclic freeze-thaw of a silty clay

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HUI B. (1) ; PING H. (2) ;
(1) State Key Laboratory of Cryospheric Sciences, Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Inst., Chinese Academy of Sciences, Lanzhou, CHINE
(2) School of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing Jiatong Univ., Beijing, CHINE


Open-system frost heave tests were performed on a silty clay using a lower boundary condition of +2°C and unidirectional freezing at -10°c from the surface, or freezing and thawing with an upper boundary temperature that cycled from -10°C to +10°C or from -10°C to 0°C. The amont of frost heave, the distribution of moisture at the end of the experiment and the final dry density profiles all differed for the 3 cases. The experiments demonstrate that freeze-thaw history is important in assessing or predicting the frost heave of silty clays


Article of periodic

published at : Permafrost and periglacial processes / ISSN 1045-6740 / CODEN PEPPED

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1990)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 20, no1 [pp. 65-70]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 1 tabl.



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