The Effects of Temperature, Stress and Salinity on the Creep of Frozen Saline Soil

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M. S. Nixon, G. M. Pharr

Department of Materials Science, Rice University, Houston, Tex. 77251

J. Energy Resour. Technol 106(3), 344-348 (Sep 01, 1984) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3231063 History: Received November 01, 1983; Revised February 10, 1984; Online October 22, 2009


Gravel of the Prudhoe Bay area of Alaska used in the construction of artificial islands has been examined in constant load creep experiments to determine the effects of temperature, stress, and salinity on its creep behavior in unconfined compression. Over the range of conditions studied, it is found that the creep behavior is strongly dependent on each of these variables. In addition, the ice content of the specimen, itself a strong function of temperature and salinity, is found to be an important strength-determining parameter.

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