This paper presents the results of an investigation relative to the prediction of frost depths of seasonal freezing area in eastern Turkey. The Stefan equation and a modified Berggren equation are compared and utilized, and the computed results are compared with actual observed data. Also, the different harmful effects of freezing-thawing on highways in eastern Turkey are elucidated, supplemented with case studies. Based on this, the coldest areas are defined and a freezing depth contour map with the region's transportation network is produced. Some recommendations for the design and maintenance of subgrades in cold regions are provided.
- Cold regions in Turkey
- Frost heave
- Frost-related problems
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)