The relationship between the total index moisture in the frozen rocks and soil

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Moisture in frozen rocks and soils is presented in the General case in the form of two components – ice and unfrozen water. To quantify the moisture content in these rocks were previously proposed two measures, named total and total moisture. The paper shows that such names incorrectly reflect the essence of these indicators. Actually it is the total mass humidity and moisture content. For a more complete and accurate assessment of the influence of moisture on physical properties of frozen rocks is proposed to use the total volume and absolute humidity and moisture content. Identified the relationship between all considered in the totals of moisture in frozen rocks.

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G. A. Yanchenko
National research technological University "MISiS"
Russian Federation


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For citation: Yanchenko G.A. The relationship between the total index moisture in the frozen rocks and soil. Gornye nauki i tekhnologii = Mining Science and Technology (Russia). 2016;(1):25-32.

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