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Frost-heave induced interaction between buried pipelines and soils

McGill University
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  • Engineering
  • Civil.
  • Engineering
  • Mechanical.
  • Computer Science


The frost heave modelling utilizes the three-dimensional form of a modified hydrodynamic frost heave model. A finite element implementation of the model is used to estimate the frost heave in a one-dimensional element. The comparison of the numerical results with an experimental result indicates that the prediction by computational modelling can reasonably simulate observations of one-dimensional experiments. Two-dimensional and three-dimensional simulations also indicate that the numerical modelling can predict trends of frost heave development which are consistent with the localized cooling at the base of a cuboidal element.

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