Strength assessment of frozen soils by instrumented dynamic cone penetrometer

S. Y. Kim, W. T. Hong, Jong-Sub Lee, Y. Kim

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Abstract

As an interest in cold region resource development increases, infrastructure constructions on frozen soils have been actively conducted. Thus, the investigation of the frozen soils is fundamental and essential to ensure the stability of frozen ground. The goal of this study is to estimate the strength of the frozen soils by the instrumented dynamic cone penetrometer. The dynamic cone penetrometer is incorporated with strain gauges and accelerometer at the cone tip to figure out transferred energy through rods. During dynamic penetration phase, a rod guide is located on the frozen soils to prevent eccentricity of impact. Specimens are prepared with sand-silt mixture at the silt fraction of 30 % in weight. The relative density and the degree of saturation are of the soils is 60 % and 10 %, respectively. The specimens are located in the freezing chamber at sub-zero temperature to freeze under the specified vertical stresses for simulating frozen ground. The dynamic penetration tests are conducted after freezing phase. Experimental results show that as the vertical stress increases, the dynamic cone penetration index which represents the strength of the frozen soils decreases. The force signal increases and the velocity estimated by accelerometer decreases as the vertical stress during freezing and penetrating phases increases. This study suggests that instrumented dynamic cone penetration test may be suitable for the investigation of the strength of the frozen soils.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016
PublisherAustralian Geomechanics Society
Pages329-332
Number of pages4
Volume1
ISBN (Electronic)9780994626110
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016 - Gold Coast, Australia
Duration: 2016 Sep 52016 Sep 9

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Other5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016
CountryAustralia
CityGold Coast
Period16/9/516/9/9

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penetrometers
Frozen soils
permafrost
frozen soils
penetrometer
strength (mechanics)
Cones
cones
penetration
Freezing
freezing
soil
Silt
frozen ground
accelerometers
Accelerometers
accelerometer
rods
subzero temperature
silt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geophysics
  • Soil Science

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Kim, S. Y., Hong, W. T., Lee, J-S., & Kim, Y. (2016). Strength assessment of frozen soils by instrumented dynamic cone penetrometer. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016 (Vol. 1, pp. 329-332). Australian Geomechanics Society.

Strength assessment of frozen soils by instrumented dynamic cone penetrometer. / Kim, S. Y.; Hong, W. T.; Lee, Jong-Sub; Kim, Y.

Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016. Vol. 1 Australian Geomechanics Society, 2016. p. 329-332.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Kim, SY, Hong, WT, Lee, J-S & Kim, Y 2016, Strength assessment of frozen soils by instrumented dynamic cone penetrometer. in Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016. vol. 1, Australian Geomechanics Society, pp. 329-332, 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016, Gold Coast, Australia, 16/9/5.
Kim SY, Hong WT, Lee J-S, Kim Y. Strength assessment of frozen soils by instrumented dynamic cone penetrometer. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016. Vol. 1. Australian Geomechanics Society. 2016. p. 329-332
Kim, S. Y. ; Hong, W. T. ; Lee, Jong-Sub ; Kim, Y. / Strength assessment of frozen soils by instrumented dynamic cone penetrometer. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Geotechnical and Geophysical Site Characterisation, ISC 2016. Vol. 1 Australian Geomechanics Society, 2016. pp. 329-332
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