Special Issue "Physical and Mechanical Characteristics of Soils and Rocks in Cold Regions"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental and Sustainable Science and Technology".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2021.
Interests: rock and soil temperature estimation modeling in cold regions; foundations in cold regions; organic soils; freeze–thaw effects on rocks and soils; soil compaction under freezing temperature; consolidation of highly compressive soils; reliability analysis of geotechnical structures in cold regions
The Special Issue of “Physical and Mechanical Characteristics of Soils and Rocks in Cold Regions” covers a wide range of research related to the soil and rock properties of cold regions. Soils and rocks in cold regions are exposed to extreme environmental conditions, including severe wind, cold temperatures with high variability, solar radiation, and others. Physical changes of soils and rocks during freeze–thawing environments influence the development landscapes, the formation of soil, and the preservation of structures. In addition, close investigation of the changes of soils and rocks cold regions indirectly provides evidence of changes in the long-term global climate. The possible topics of this Special Issue include:
- Engineering properties of soils in cold regions—organic matter, mineral composition, consolidation;
- Geotechnical construction in cold regions including soil compaction, mechanical treatment of organic matters, remediation;
- Environmental effect on soils and rocks—freeze–thaw cycles, rock frost weathering, frost-driven rock fracture;
- Development of theoretical models of soil and rock temperature estimation.
The deadline for submissions is 31 August 2021.
Dr. Dongwook Kim
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- engineering property
- environmental effect
- freeze–thaw weathering
- geotechnical remediation
- theoretical estimation models of soil and rock properties