+1 vote
in Geotechnical Engineering I by (102k points)
The temperature at which the soil freezes in the pores of the soil depend on __________

(a) Pore size

(b) Frost action

(c) Saturation

(d) Capillary tension

The question was asked in an online interview.

Origin of the question is Frost Action topic in section Soil Water Effective and Neutral Stresses of Geotechnical Engineering I

1 Answer

+1 vote
by (727k points)
selected by
Best answer
The correct choice is (a) Pore size

The best explanation: As the water freezes in larger pores, and remain unfrozen in the smaller pore the temperature falls downs.

Related questions

We welcome you to Carrieradda QnA with open heart. Our small community of enthusiastic learners are very helpful and supportive. Here on this platform you can ask questions and receive answers from other members of the community. We also monitor posted questions and answers periodically to maintain the quality and integrity of the platform. Hope you will join our beautiful community