Soil Freezing to Reconstruct a Railway Tunnel

by G.J. Low,

Serial Information: Journal of the Construction Division, 1960, Vol. 86, Issue 3, Pg. 1-12

Document Type: Journal Paper


Track rearrangement in railway tunnel in Montreal, was made difficult by maze of underground facilities, and by fact that work had to be performed under street between 2 buildings; aspects which necessitated freezing of water bearing soil for stabilization; freezing plant consisted of 2 electrically driven compressors circulating freon 12 gas through heat exchanger; diagram of freezing pipe system; its inner heat was sufficient to prevent freezing of concrete.

Subject Headings: Frozen soils | Freezing | Rail transportation | Tunnels | Soil water | Water circulation | Soil gas | Soil compression | Montreal | Quebec | Canada

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