Frost heaving characteristics of subgrade soil by laboratory test and field measurement

E. C. Shin, B. H. Ryu, J. J. Park, Jong-Sub Lee

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Abstract

The Korean Peninsula is considered as a seasonal frost frozen area that is thawed in the spring and frozen in the winter. The influence of fines of the frost susceptibility of subgrade soils was established by the laboratory freezing tests simulating closely the thermal conditions in the field. During the winter season, the climate is heavily influenced by the cold and dry continental high pressure. Because of siberian air mass, the temperature of January is -6 ∼ -7°C on average. This chilly weather generate the frost heaving by freezing the moisture of soil and damage potential of the road structure. In this study, the frost susceptibility of subgrade soil was evaluation by means of the mechanical property test and laboratory freezing system apparatus. The various datum such as temperature, heaving amount, heaving pressure and unfrozen water contents of soil samples, the subgrade soils of highway construction site) were measured to determine the frost susceptibility. Furthermore, Peninsula changes of moisture content in the field and temperature changes in the pavement. The seasonal changes of moisture content and temperature of the in-situ measurement was investigated with the seasonal changes of moisture content and temperature variation in the road structure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes
Event14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011 - Hong Kong, China
Duration: 2011 May 232011 May 27

Other

Other14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering, ARC 2011
CountryChina
CityHong Kong
Period11/5/2311/5/27

Keywords

  • Field measurement
  • Frost heaving
  • Ice segregation
  • Laboratory freezing system

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Soil Science
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology

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    Shin, E. C., Ryu, B. H., Park, J. J., & Lee, J-S. (2011). Frost heaving characteristics of subgrade soil by laboratory test and field measurement. In 14th Asian Regional Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering