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
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.