Accession Number:

ADA180000

Title:

A Freeze-Thaw Test to Determine the Frost Susceptibility of Soils.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1987-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

94.0

Abstract:

A new freezing test for determining the frost susceptibility of soils is presented to supplant the standard CRREL freezing test currently specified by the Corps of Engineers. This test reduces the time required to determine the frost susceptibility of a soil in half. It also allows for the determination of both the frost heave and thaw weakening susceptibilities and considers the effects of freeze-thaw cycling. The new freezing test eliminates much of the variability in test results caused by the human element by completely automating the temperature control and data observations. Keywords Airfields Frost-susceptible soils Pavement design Roads.

Subject Categories:

  • Soil Mechanics
  • Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE