Planning of infrastructure and engineering structures in the Arctic is particularly challenging because of the technical constraints imposed by environmental characteristics such as low temperature, permafrost, winter darkness, isolation and high cost of construction and operation.
Introduction in engineering challenges in the Arctic
Permafrost and geocryogenic geological processes
Coastal problems in the Arctic
Thermal and mechanical behaviour of frozen ground
Laboratory investigations of frozen soils
Geotechnical survey methods in the Arctic for soil investigation.
Approaches for foundation design of infrastructures as buildings, roads, pipelines etc. in permafrost areas
Determination of soil parameters necessary for design of foundation for infrastructures.
Methods in Slope stability investigations
General information about avalanches: types, release mechanisms, snow stability evaluation methods, avalanche protection
- Field investigations of snow for examination of avalanche risk
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|Institution||University Centre in Svalbard|
|Fields of study||Engineering and engineering trades (others)|
|Tags||arcticenvironmentpermafrostengineeringextreme coldconstructionfrozen ground|