Thaw Settlement as a Result of Permafrost Deterioration

by Douglas R. Sargent, Thule Air Base, Programs & Engineering Section, Greenland,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Civil Engineering in the Arctic Offshore


An overview is given of floor and footing failure as a result of deterioration of permafrost. Consideration of causes for the deterioration and methods of repair are addressed in general terms. Specific examples are given.

Subject Headings: Permafrost | Deterioration | Foundation settlement | Offshore structures | Failure analysis | Freeze and thaw | Floors | Footings

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