Olga Tretiakova


The subject of research is shallow foundations in seasonally freezing soils. One of the main reasons of reaching by foundation structures limit states in the strength and position stability is such hazardous natural phenomenon as the frost heave of soils. The goal of this work is reduction of the negative effect of frost heaving forces on shallow foundations. The technique is suggested for protection of underground structures from the effect of the freezing soil. A bored pile with the upper inverted cone was developed allowing partial neutralization of tangential frost heaving forces due to the vertical component of frost heaving forces acting normally to the pile lateral surface. Use of the method will lead to increase in the life of structures, decrease in their erecting and operating cost.


Underground structures, frost heave, stress-strain state, normal and tangential forces, pulling load, bored pile, inverted cone

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