Frost heave in soils

K. A. Jackson, D. R. Uhlmann, B. Chalmers

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The Jackson-Chalmers model of frost heave is extended with a more detailed treatment of the heat flow and water transport problems in soils. Concepts derived from a study of the interaction between particles and a solid-liquid interface are combined with the previous model and applied to the formation and growth of ice lenses. Quantitative predictions relating heave rate with various soil parameters are found to agree well with available experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)848-852
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1966

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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