Foundations in Permafrost and Seasonal Frost

by Albert Wuori,
Francis H. Sayles, Research Civ. Engr.; Cold Regions Research & Engrg. Lab., Corps of Engineers, Hanover, N.H. 03755-1290,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-453-5 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-453-6 (ISBN-10), 1985, Soft Cover, Pg. 68
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Conference information: A Session of ASCE Convention | Denver, Colorado, United States | 29-Apr-85

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings

Abstract: The papers in this volume cover the following subject areas: A method that utilizes a decision matrix diagram for selecting the most suitable and economical foundations for construction in the arctic; long-term creep tests on piles in frozen soil which show that primary or attenuating creep is predominant in most cases; the thermal effects of snow accumulations on the design of piling when the snow depth is deeper than normal as the result of drifting caused by adjacent facilities; and the creep settlement of large scale strip footing tests where measured settlements are compared with computed values using different analytical methods and constitution equations.

Subject Headings: Foundations | Permafrost | Seasonal variations | Soil settlement | Construction methods | Pile settlement | Pile tests | Creep | Foundation settlement | Foundation design | Foundation construction | Arctic


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