Soil Mechanics and Foundation Engineering

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 254–261 | Cite as

Influence of Thawing Conditions and Type of Testing on Deformation Characteristics of Thawing Soil

  • P. I. Kotov
  • L. T. Roman
  • I. I. Sakharov
  • V. N. Paramonov
  • M. B. Paramonov

Results are presented for laboratory studies of deformation characteristics of thawing soil for unidirectional and multidirectional thawing. Data from laboratory tests and hot plate tests were juxtaposed with the results of mathematical modeling using the Termoground program. Boundaries were established for changes to thaw and compressibility factors for different kinds of soil. Recommendations were given for the use of multidirectional thawing for laboratory determinations of soil deformation characteristics during engineering surveys.


Settling Sandy Loam Clay Loam Freeze Soil Deformation Characteristic 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. I. Kotov
    • 1
  • L. T. Roman
    • 1
  • I. I. Sakharov
    • 2
  • V. N. Paramonov
    • 3
  • M. B. Paramonov
    • 4
  1. 1.M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.St. Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil EngineeringSt. PetersburgRussia
  3. 3.St. Petersburg State Transport UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia
  4. 4.JSC “ISP Georekonstruktsiya”St. PetersburgRussia

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