Heat Transfer in Soils

  • Åke Hermansson
  • Robert Charlier
  • Frédéric Collin
  • Sigurður Erlingsson
  • Lyesse Laloui
  • Mate SršenSr
Part of the Geotechnical, Geological and Earthquake Engineering book series (GGEE, volume 5)


Temperature highly affects pavement performance. High and low temperatures not only affects the viscosity of asphalt concrete but also has an impact on the moisture flow within pavements. At temperatures below 0°C the freezing of pavements dramatically changes the permeability and frost action might occur forcing water to flow upwards to the freezing front resulting in frost heave and other pavement distress.


Heat transfer conduction temperature frost 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Åke Hermansson
    • 1
  • Robert Charlier
  • Frédéric Collin
  • Sigurður Erlingsson
  • Lyesse Laloui
  • Mate SršenSr
  1. 1.Väg-och Transportforskningsinstitut / Swedish Road and TrafficInstitute (VTI)Sweden

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