Resilient Response of Two Frozen and Thawed Soils

by Edwin J. Chamberlain, (M.ASCE), Research Civ. Engr.; U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engrg. Lab., Hanover, N.H.,
Thaddeus C. Johnson, (F.ASCE), Civ. Engr.; U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engrg. Lab., Hanover, N.H.,
David M. Cole, Research Civ. Engr.; U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engrg. Lab., Hanover, N. H.,


Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1979, Vol. 105, Issue 2, Pg. 257-271


Document Type: Journal Paper

Abstract: Values of resilient modulus and Poisson's ratio were determined for silt and clay subgrade materials subjected to seasonal freezing and thawing. A new technique employing noncontacting variable impedance transducers was employed to obtain radial strain data for calculation of Poisson's ratio. The data were analyzed using multiple linear regression and analysis of variance techniques to obtain empirical relationships between the resilient moduli and Poisson's ratio parameters and stress and material property variables. Resilient modulus data ranged from over 6,000,000 psi for the frozen condition to less than 600 psi for the thawed condition. Poisson's ratio ranged from 0.07 to 0.61, the majority of the values falling between 0.30 and 0.50.

Subject Headings: Poisson ratio | Frozen soils | Soil modulus | Resilient modulus | Regression analysis | Stress analysis | Linear analysis

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