An Introduction to Frozen Ground Engineering

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Chapman & Hall, 1994 - Technology & Engineering - 352 pages
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This comprehensive resource integrates the basic theory and design methods for frozen ground support systems used for construction of deep shafts, tunnels, deep excavations, and subsurface containment barriers in unfrozen ground world-wide.The extensive review of seasonally and perennially frozen ground provides information essential for infrastructure design and construction, making this volume a major sourcebook for engineers and geologists. The authors present an overview of ground conditions and the engineering methods and techniques that they require. Specific topics covered include: -- the properties and behavior of frozen ground, including physical and thermal properties; soil composition and frozen soil classification; and ice formation and soil frost action; --heat flow in soils due to seasonal freezing and to heated or cooled buildings, enabling the reader to accurately predict temperature change at the construction site; -- the ramifications of physical characteristics for engineering projects, such as thaw settlement, mechanical properties of frozen soil, and slope stability in thawing and frozen ground, giving the reader a broad perspective on construction problems; -- design and construction of frozen ground support systems; shallow and pile foundations; and laterally-loaded piles and anchors in frozen ground. Numerous worked examples facilitate assimilation of concepts and methods, and appendices provide relevant symbols, SI unit conversions, and descriptions of laboratory and field testing of frozen soils. Extensive references guide further study of particular aspects of the subject. Graduate and advanced undergraduate students of civil engineering will benefit from this practical and in-depth introduction to frozen ground engineering. It will also serve as a convenient and current reference for engineers involved in designing and overseeing construction involving frozen ground. An Instructor's Manual is also available to qualified intructors.

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ORLANDO B. ANDERSLAND, PHD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan State University and a recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award. He is senior author of the first edition of this book and numerous papers in technical journals, as well as senior editor of Geotechnical Engineering for Cold Regions.

BRANKO LADANYI, PHD, is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Civil, Geological, and Mining Engineering at the University of Montreal, Ecole Polytechnique. He's coauthor of the first edition of this book and numerous papers dealing with various geotechnical subjects. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Canada, and has earned numerous awards and honors for his achievements in geotechnical engineering.

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