A study on characteristics of frost heaving with soil samples from Terra Nova in the east Antarctic region

Youngseok Kim, Seung Seo Hong, Jung Hee Park, Jae Mo Kang, Jong Sub Lee

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Abstract

The second scientific Antarctica station of South Korea is under construction at Terra Nova Bay located in east Antarctica. The objective of this study is the evaluation of the frost heave susceptibility of soils sampled from the second station site by performing laboratory frost heaving tests. Experiments are carried out with the soil specimens taken from five different areas at Terra Nova Bay. Test specimens are frozen with constant temperatures at the top and bottom of the specimen at -17 °C and 4 °C, respectively. In addition, grain size analyses and unfrozen water tests are also performed for monitoring the characteristics of the water contained in the permafrost. Frost susceptibility is evaluated by standard methods recommended in UK, US and Japan. Experimental results show that the more the fine contents exist in soils, the more frost heave occurs. The result denotes that grain size has a significant effect on frost heave. The results suggest that the frost heaving susceptibility of the frozen ground at the Antarctic site would be effectively evaluated through the grain size and the frost heaving parameters. Copyright copy; 2012 by ASME.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2012
Pages65-72
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012
EventASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2012 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: 2012 Jul 12012 Jul 6

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE
Volume4

Other

OtherASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2012
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period12/7/112/7/6

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ocean Engineering
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering

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    Kim, Y., Hong, S. S., Park, J. H., Kang, J. M., & Lee, J. S. (2012). A study on characteristics of frost heaving with soil samples from Terra Nova in the east Antarctic region. In ASME 2012 31st International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering, OMAE 2012 (pp. 65-72). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering - OMAE; Vol. 4). https://doi.org/10.1115/OMAE2012-83119