The Effects of Temperature, Stress and Salinity on the Creep of Frozen Saline Soil Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Energy Resources Technology

author list (cited authors)

  • Nixon, M. S., & Pharr, G. M.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Nixon, MS||Pharr, GM

publication date

  • September 1984