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Table 2.

Maximum frost heave and frost heave reduction under the different groundwater level conditions.

ProcessingGroundwater buried depth/mMaximum amount of frost heaving/cmLowest amount of frost heaving/cmReduction of frost heave/%Reduction of frost heave for every 1 cm reduction in the water level/cmAverage value of freezing expansion decreases with each 1 cm decrease in the water level/cm
Ground elevation 1.28 12.4 
0.5 m platform 1.78 3.6 8.8 71.0 0.18 0.15 
1.0 m platform 2.28 2.0 10.4 83.8 0.11 
ProcessingGroundwater buried depth/mMaximum amount of frost heaving/cmLowest amount of frost heaving/cmReduction of frost heave/%Reduction of frost heave for every 1 cm reduction in the water level/cmAverage value of freezing expansion decreases with each 1 cm decrease in the water level/cm
Ground elevation 1.28 12.4 
0.5 m platform 1.78 3.6 8.8 71.0 0.18 0.15 
1.0 m platform 2.28 2.0 10.4 83.8 0.11 
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