Accession Number : AD0712515
Title : DESCRIPTION AND CLASSIFICATION OF FROZEN SOILS
Descriptive Note : Draft rept.
Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MA
Report Date : Jan 1961
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : The description and classification of frozen soils presented herein is an extension of the Unified Soil Classification System adopted by the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation in 1952. Descriptions, based on physical appearance, are non-genetic and are applicable to both naturally and artificially frozen soils. Field identification data pertaining to frozen soils and those pertinant properties of frozen materials which can be measured by physical tests are indicated. Also, guides are presented for construction on soils subject to freezing and thawing. The report includes photographic illustrations of frozen soil types; a chart showing relationships between unit dry weight of soil, water content, and ice volume; and an illustrative example of graphical presentation of frozen soil data.
Descriptors : *PERMAFROST , CLASSIFICATION , CONSTRUCTION , FREEZING , IDENTIFICATION , SOILS , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES
Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
Snow, Ice and Permafrost
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE