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Determination of frost penetration by soil resistivity measurements

Ronald T. Atkins

Determination of frost penetration by soil resistivity measurements

by Ronald T. Atkins

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Published by U.S. Army, Corps of Engineers, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory in Hanover, N.H .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Electric resistance.,
  • Soils -- Electric properties.,
  • Frost -- Measurement.

  • Edition Notes

    Cover title.

    StatementRonald T. Atkins.
    SeriesSpecial report - Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory ; 79-22, Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) -- 79-22.
    ContributionsCold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 24 p. :
    Number of Pages24
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16973904M

    ASTM G Standard test method for field measurement of soil resistivity using the Wenner four electrode method. American Society for Testing and Materials, Philadelphia, PA Google Scholar Baldi G, Bellotti R, Ghionna V, Jamiolkowski M, Pasqualini E () Interpretation of CPTs and CPTUs; 2nd part: drained penetration of sands. One key determinant of a good earthing installation is the soil resistivity of the soil where the earth electrode is installed. If you are involved in earthing buildings and electrical installations, here is a list of the typical soil resistivity values for different types of soil that you might encounter.

    zen soil. This is because. The electrical resistivity of frozen soil can be sev-eral orders of magnitude higher than unfrozen The contact resistance between the grounding elesoil, which is usually negligible under unfrozen conditions, can become significant if . Frost penetration is a major environmental concern in landfill design. Freezing and thawing cycles may deteriorate the permeability of the liner or cap. In this study, the depth of frost penetration into a landfill cover that uses paper sludge as the impermeable barrier (the Hubbardston landfill in Massachusetts) was measured using a frost.

    Frost penetration is a major environmental concern in landfill design. Freezing and thawing cycles may deteriorate the permeability of the liner or cap. This paper presents a study in which the depth of frost penetration into a landfill cover that uses paper sludge as the impermeable barrier was measured using a frost measurement system. The resistivity of soil is also affected by its temperature. In general, soil resistivity increases as temperature decreases. Figure B-2 shows soil resistivity changes as a function of soil temperature. As shown in the figure, the greatest rate of change in soil resistivity is at the point where moisture in the soil .


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Determination of frost penetration by soil resistivity measurements by Ronald T. Atkins Download PDF EPUB FB2

Determination of the depth of soil freezing with a new frost meter Frost Penetration by Soil Resistivity Measurements. Ronald T. Atkins; Materials Science; ; VIEW 6 EXCERPTS.

HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL. Hydrology of small watersheds under winter conditions of snow-cover and frozen soil. Walter U. Garstka; Geology; ; VIEW 4 EXCERPTS.

HIGHLY. Include all three subsurface measurements (temperature, moisture, and electrical resistivity) collected by LTPP SMP program in freeze state determination. Place more emphasis on using subsurface temperatures for prediction of frost penetration, as these LTPP data were found to be the most complete, consistent, and reliable.

frost depth determination by electrical resistance measurements. this work was initiated to determine whether the large difference in resistivity between the solid and liquid phase of water could be used to advantage in determining the depth of frost in soils.

the work completed to date suggests that: (a) electrical resistance of a soil mass. The latent heat of soil moisture controls frost penetration. SOIL RESISTIVITY In fine-grained material, the pore water does not necessarily freeze at 0°C. Liquid water at well below 0°C, in a supercooled crystal­ loidal condition, moves toward the frozen fringe to form ice lenses.

Although temperature measurements are important, an ac­. The first set of data, Set A, represents a uniform soil average of the readings shown (~ ohm-cm) represents the effective resistivity that may be used for design purposes for impressed current groundbeds or galvanic Set B represents low-resistivity soils in the first few feet.

There may be a layer of somewhat less than ohm-cm around the meters depth level. Characterization of subsurface soil and determination of soil strength are prerequisite for the foundation design of important civil engineering structures. Electrical characterization of soil was done by conducting surface electrical resistivity measurements and subsequently translating these data in terms of electrical properties of.

Agricultural Forestry Meteorology6 Rickard, W.; Brown, J. The performance of a frost-tube for the determination of soil freezing and thawing depths. Soil Science7 Hayhoe, H. N.; Topp, G. C.; Edey, S. Analysis of measurement and numerical schemes to estimate frost and thaw penetration ofa soil.

The design of electrical grounding systems is crucial to ensure people's safety and equipment integrity. The performance of the grounding system is critically dependent on the characteristics of the local soil surrounding the grounding system.

Some wrong concepts and assumptions on soil electrical properties are still prevalent among professionals regarding soil resistivity measurements. Once all the soil resistivity data is collected, the following formula can be applied to calculate the apparent soil resistivity in ohm-meters: For example, if an apparent soil resistance of ohms is at a foot spacing, the soil resistivity in ohm-meters would be Figure 11 shows the entire soil resistivity formula in detail.

certain depth. The depth of frost penetration can be either measured in the field. Having a reliable model to predict the depth of frost penetration provides a time and cost effective alternative to field measurements. This paper introduces the analysis conducted to develop a simplified model to predict the frost penetration in Manitoba.

Resistivity. Soil resistivity is a critical factor in the design of earthing system. Resistivity indicates measures how much the soil resists the flow of electricity.

Depending on moisture, temperature and chemical content, soil resistivity value can vary within wide ranges. Typical values are; A. Usual values; from 1Ω-m to Ω-m. Soil characterization using electrical resistivity tomography and geotechnical investigations Kumari Sudhaa,⁎, M.

Israilb,1, S. Mittalc, J. Raia a Department of Physics, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India b Department of Earth Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India c Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology.

Determination of frost penetration in LTPP test sections, final report (OCoLC) Microfiche version: Ali, Hesham A. Determination of frost penetration in LTPP test sections (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Hesham A Ali; S D Tayabji.

Furthermore, the approximate ranges of K i and b i of Eq. (57) were obtained by reference to previous researches of the frozen soil resistivity test (Tang et al., a,b;Pan et al., ;Xiao et. Soil resistivity is a measure of how much the soil resists or conducts electric is a critical factor in design of systems that rely on passing current through the Earth's surface.

An understanding of the soil resistivity and how it varies with depth in the soil is necessary to design the grounding system in an electrical substation, or for lightning conductors. Soil Resistivity Testing Soil resistivity measurements have a threefold purpose. First, data is used to make sub-surface geophysical surveys as an aid in identifying ore locations, depth to bedrock and other geological phenomena.

Second, resistivity has a direct impact on the degree of corrosion in underground pipelines. A decrease in. (3) FROST used ER data (voltage, contact resistance, and resistivity) in conjunction with soil temperature data to determine the depth of frost penetration in unbound layers for the SMP sections.

The results of frost penetration analysis are stored in two computed parameter tables in the LTPP database as follows. and (D) sample of salinized soil being collected for subsequent determination of EC e (salinity) 25 18 Soil-filled, four-electrode cell (as obtained with a coring device) showing one group of four of the eight electrodes inserted into the undisturbed soil used to measure EC a; after the soil is removed, it is analyzed in the laboratory for EC e measure soil resistivity across the transmission right-of-way (ROW).

A technique was developed in by Douglas Fraser [8] to measure soil resistivity for different penetration depth values using an airborne electromagnetic system. This technique has been adopted by several companies, used mostly for the mining and pipeline industries. Method for Determining Field and Laboratory Resistivity and pH Measurements for Soil and Water: Paul Lukkarila () [email protected] Multiple Versions: Method of Test for Shear Strength of Brick Cores: Jacquelyn Wong () @ (PDF) December 1.

Electrical Resistivity Test of Soil This method depends on differences in the electrical resistance of different soil (and rock) types. The flow of current through a soil is mainly due to electrolytic action and therefore depends on the concentration of dissolved salts in the pores.

The mineral particles of soil are poor conductors of current.The type of plants or vegetation that grow on the soil are also important so far as soil foundation study is concerned. According to Cosenza et al., ;Soupios et al., ;Sudha et al., Understanding the flow of groundwater is very important, not only for water management but also for the prevention and mitigation of natural disasters.

The electrical resistivity method has been established as an effective groundwater exploration method in geological surveys. The purpose of this study is to develop an accurate investigation method for groundwater flow using soil impedance.