Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Frost Heave

Frost heave is a phenomenon of accumulation of ice due  to peculiar thermodynamics circumstances. It is quite an important phenomenon that I encounter during the thesis of Matteo Dall'Amico, and we did not treat (but I  have some ideas about). Causally I found this youtube lecture that illustrate it, and can be used to understand a little more about.


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