Parameter Effects on Dynamic Properties of Frozen Soils

by Ted S. Vinson, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc. Prof. of Civ. Engrg.; Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, Oregon,

Serial Information: Journal of the Geotechnical Engineering Division, 1978, Vol. 104, Issue 10, Pg. 1289-1306

Document Type: Journal Paper


The results from previous investigations of frozen soils indicate: (1)Dynamic stress-strain properties for coarse-grained soils can be nearly an order of magnitude greater than for fine-grained soils, and energy absorbing properties can vary significantly with soil type and composition; (2)over a range of void ratios from 0.3 to infinity (ice) dynamic stress-strain properties for fully saturated soils can decrease by a factor of 5; (3)dynamic stress-strain properties of frozen soils increase with increasing degree of ice saturation; (4)the same properties decrease and damping properties increase with ascending temperature; (5)the same properties decrease and damping properties increase with increasing axial strain amplitude from 10-³% to 10-¹%; (6)the frequency of loading has only a minor effect on dynamic stress-strain properties, and the effect on damping properties may be important at low frequencies; and (7)confining pressure has an important effect on the dynamic properties of coarse-grained soils and a relatively unimportant effect on fine-grained soils.

Subject Headings: Saturated soils | Soil pressure | Soil stress | Dynamic properties | Soil properties | Frozen soils | Stress strain relations | Coarse-grained soils

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