Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

, Volume 33, Issue 2, pp 80–83 | Cite as

Method of using permafrost as foundation elements

  • N. B. Butvitskaya


A method of using compacted permafrost as bearing foundation structures on nonuniformly deforming beds, which encloses weak interlayers of unfrozen or plastically frozen saline soils that exist both on the surface and within the frozen stratum is discussed.


Civil Engineer Saline Soil Foundation Structure Hydraulic Engineer Weak Interlayer 
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