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Frozen Ground Engineering, 2nd Edition

Frozen Ground Engineering, 2nd Edition

Orlando B. Andersland , Branko Ladanyi , ASCE

ISBN: 978-0-471-61549-1

Nov 2003

384 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$185.00

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This new edition of Frozen Ground Engineering gives a peerless presentation of soil mechanics for frozen ground conditions and a variety of frozen ground support systems used on construction projects worldwide.
An authoritative update of the industry standard, this Second Edition covers the essential theory, applications, and design methods using frozen ground in the construction of deep shafts, tunnels, deep excavations, and subsurface containment barriers. New material features design models for pavement structures used in seasonal frost and permafrost areas, new information on the movement of fluid phase contaminants in frozen ground, and helpful appendices offering guidance on common frozen ground tests and SI unit conversions.
This new edition gives the essential information engineers, geologists, and students need in a complete reference, including up-to-date information on:
* Sensitivity of frozen ground to climate change
* Experimental work on frozen soil creep and strength
* Monitoring creep in frozen slopes
* Frost protection of foundations using ground insulation
* Highway insulation
* Load restrictions for seasonal frost areas

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Preface.

Preface to the First Edition.

1. Frozen Ground.

2. Physical and Thermal Properties.

3. Heat Flow in Soils.

4. Thaw Behavior of Frozen Ground.

5. Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soils.

6. Construction Ground Freezing.

7. Foundations in Frozen Soils.

8. Stability of Soil Masses in Cold Regions.

9. Earthwork in Cold Regions.

10. Field Investigations.

11. Pavement Structures.

Appendix A. Notation.

Appendix B. SI Units.

Appendix C. Laboratory and Field Tests on Frozen Soils.

References.

Author Index.

Subject Index.

Includes up-to-date data on frozen soil creep and strength, new chapter on pavement design on frozen ground, and new information on the movement of fluid phase contaminants within frozen ground

“…well illustrated…the second edition of this book will be welcomed by those directly concerned with engineering expertise for cold regions…” (Polar Record, Vol. 41, 2005)

“This new edition gives the essential information engineers, geologists, and students need in a complete reference…” (CAB Abstracts)

  • Covers essential understanding of soil mechanics in frozen ground conditions, along with wide range of applications to structures built in or on frozen ground
  • Metric units used throughout
  • Appendices that offer guidance on common frozen ground tests and SI unit conversions