Vol.15, No.1, 2019, pp.63-76, doi:10.32604/fdmp.2019.04799
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A New Model for the Characterization of Frozen Soil and Related Latent Heat Effects for the Improvement of Ground Freezing Techniques and Its Experimental Verification
  • Daoming Shen1, Hua Si1,*, Jinhong Xia1, Shunqun Li2
Xinxiang University, 191 Jinsui Avenue, Xinxiang, 453000, China.
Tianjin Chengjian University, 26 Jinjing Road, Tianjin, 300384, China.
* Corresponding Author: Hua Si. Email: xika0007@163.com.
Abstract
The correct determination of thermal parameters, such as thermal conductivity and specific heat of soil during freezing, is the most important and basic problem for the construction of an appropriate freezing method. In this study, a calculation model of three stages of soil temperature was established. At the unfrozen and frozen stages, the specific temperatures of dry soil, water, and ice are known. According to the principle of superposition, a calculation model of unfrozen and frozen soils can be established. Informed by a laboratory experiment, the latent heat of the adjacent zone was calculated for the freezing stage based on different water contents in the temperature section. Both the latent and specific heat of water, ice, and particles were calculated via superposition of the weight percentage content. A calculation model of the specific heat of the freezing stage was built, which provides both guidance and theoretical basis for the calculation of the specific heat of frozen soil.
Keywords
Freezing construction, latent heat, frozen soil, specific heat.
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Shen, D., Si, H., Xia, J., Li, S. (2019). A New Model for the Characterization of Frozen Soil and Related Latent Heat Effects for the Improvement of Ground Freezing Techniques and Its Experimental Verification. FDMP-Fluid Dynamics & Materials Processing, 15(1), 63–76.
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