Embankment Design and Construction in Cold Regions
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...

Section Three—Geotechnical Thermal Analysis

Section Four—Embankment Settlement and Stability Analyses

Section Five—Construction Materials and Field Placement

Sea-Ice Influence on Arctic Coastal Retreat

Natural Stabilization of an Eroded Permafrost Site
The paper referred to in this abstract discusses the erosional processes during and after the initial failure, proposed solutions to repair and stabilize the site, and details of the performance...

Journal of Cold Regions Engineering
The Journal of Cold Regions Engineering publishes practice- and research-oriented articles from any area of civil engineering that is substantially related to cold regions. Topics include ice engineering,...

Special Pile Foundations for a Coastal Permafrost Site
The design of the plant's foundations had to address several challenging geotechnical conditions. These included (1) 'warm' (close to 32 degree F)...

35-Year-Old Foundations, Thule Air Base, Greenland
In February 1951 the secret project 'Blue Jay' to construct the base began. Timber piling were used in the foundations of boilers, generators, and other heavy...

Stabilization of a Permafrost Subsidence in the Airport Runway at Bethel Alaska
During the construction of the extension to the Bethel Airport runway in 1969, it was necessary to construct a fill across a small gully. The subbase material in the gully contained some...

Development of a Self-Heating Thermal Probe for Saline Permafrost
Geothermal modelling and prototype testing are described to support the development of a self-heating thermal probe. This has application for in-situ determination of the amount of unfrozen...

Ester West Slide—A Case History
An 80 foot high embankment was benched into graphitic schist permafrost on a north facing slope approximately 25 miles west of Fairbanks, Alaska. Soon after construction approximately...

Long Term Performance of the Goldstream Creek Bridge
In 1964 the Alaska Department of Transportation and the U. S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory initiated a cooperative study which in the long-term generated a significant...

Terrain Analysis From Space Shuttle Photographs of Tibet
Several Space Shuttle missions obtained false color and large format, high resolution, black and white stereo photography at an approximate scale of 1:800,000. In addition to available...

Geotechnical investigation: Cominco's Red Dog Mine Facilities
The siting of major facilities associated with development of the Red Dog Mine Complex in Northwestern Alaska on relatively warm permafrost soil and rock presented geotechnical engineers...

Permafrost: A Suitable Landfill Containment Barrier
Ice-rich permafrost is a suitable medium for the containment of wastes. The combination of frigid dry Arctic climate and the impermeability of ice-cemented permanently frozen ground can...

Bearing Capacity Calculations for Piles in Permafrost
Small-scale model piles frozen in various soils were tested at constant rates of displacement and constant load. The derived values were used to calculate the maximum allowable stress...

Cold Regions Engineering
Engineers who plan, design, construct, operate and maintain facilities in cold regions must deal with all the concerns found in the more temperate areas of the world in addition to the...

Building Foundation on Thawed Soil and Permafrost
The site of a planned 10,000 square foot State Youth Facility in Bethel, Alaska was found to be underlain by discontinuous permafrost. This paper describes the geophysical and geotechnical...

Route Thaw Settlement: A Probabilistic Evaluation
A methodology is outlined for assessing potential differential thaw settlement effects on structures due to permafrost degradation along transportation routes in the offshore, nearshore,...

 

 

 

 

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