Embankment Design and Construction in Cold Regions

by E. G. Johnson, (M.ASCE), Geotech. Engr.; Alaska DOT/PF, Box 196900, Anchorage, AK 99519,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-650-8 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-650-4 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 178
13.7 x 21.5 cm, A State of the Practice Report prepared by the Technical Council on Cold Regions Engineering of ASCE
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Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This book is a state-of-the-practice report on embankment design and construction in cold regions involving either permafrost or seasonal frost areas. The similarities and differences of the two types of areas are considered. Embankment case histories in both types of climatic regions are presented. Other topics include embankment stabilization techniques. A review of geotechnical thermal analysis is presented. Special considerations involving construction materials and field placement are discussed.

Subject Headings: Cold region construction | Cold regions | Case studies | Thermal analysis | Construction materials | Permafrost | Seasonal variations | Frost


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