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Frozen Ground Engineering

Frozen Ground Engineering

Frozen Ground Engineering

Second Edition

Orlando B. Andersland, Ph.D.; Branko Ladanyi, Ph.D.

ASCE Press

2004 / 363 pp.

Hard Cover - Out of Print
$150.00 List / $112.50ASCE Member
Stock No. JW549A / ISBN: 9780471615491

Copublished by ASCE Press and John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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; and
  • load restrictions for seasonal frost areas.

Table of Contents

  • Chapter 1: Frozen Ground
  • Chapter 2: Physical and Thermal Properties
  • Chapter 3: Heat Flow in Soils
  • Chapter 4: Thaw Behavior of Frozen Ground
  • Chapter 5: Mechanical Properties of Frozen Soils
  • Chapter 6: Construction Ground Freezing
  • Chapter 7: Foundations in Frozen Soils
  • Chapter 8: Stability of Soil Masses in Cold Regions
  • Chapter 9: Earthwork in Cold Regions
  • Chapter 10: Field Investigations
  • Chapter 11: Pavement Structures
  • Appendixes: SI unit conversions and seven laboratory and field tests on frozen soils

About the Authors
Orlando B. Andersland, Ph.D., is professor emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University.

Branko Ladanyi, Ph.d., is professor emeritus in the Department of Civil, Geological, and Mining Engineering at the University of Montreal, École Polytechnique.

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