Timber Piles in Permafrost at Alaskan Radar Station

by W.C. Jensen,

Serial Information: Journal of the Soil Mechanics and Foundations Division, 1961, Vol. 87, Issue 1, Pg. 15-27

Document Type: Journal Paper


Timber piles provide stable foundation in permafrost for large US Air Force composite type building at Kotzebue, Alaska; pile load-deflection tests and soil temperature investigations performed during and after construction contributed data on point bearing support, pile deflections, slurry-pile adfreeze strengths, subgrade thermal changes and slurry freeze-back time.

Subject Headings: Pile foundations | Pile tests | Wood | Wood piles | Permafrost | Radar | Displacement (mechanics) | Soil strength | United States | Alaska

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