Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

, Volume 15, Issue 5, pp 328–334 | Cite as

Settlements of experimental plates on plastic-frozen soils

  • S. S. Vyalov
Soil Mechanics


Plastic-frozen soils can develop perceptible creep settlements, which can exceed the limits of permissible values. The data of long-term experiments thereby confirm the validity of the requirements of SNiP II-18-76 concerning the need to calculate bases composed of plastic-frozen soils not only with respect to strength but also deformations. In this case it is necessary to take into account both settlement due to consolidation and settlement due to creep.

To calculate settlements from the data of field tests one can use Eq. (8) or (10), and with consideration of a variable load or time-varying temperature — Eq. (7).


Civil Engineer Field Test Structural Foundation Hydraulic Engineer Variable Load 
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    S. S. Vyalov, “Long-term strength of perennially frozen soils and the permissible pressures on them,” in: Transactions of the Igarka Permafrost Research Station [in Russian], No. 1, Izd. Akad. Nauk SSR, Moscow (1954).Google Scholar
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. S. Vyalov
    • 1
  1. 1.Scientific-Research Institute of Bases and Underground Structures (NII Osnovanii)USSR

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