Accession Number : AD0697134

Title :   EFFECT OF MINERALOGICAL COMPOSITION OF FINES ON FROST SUSCEPTIBILITY OF SOILS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Lambe,T. W. ; Kaplar,C. W. ; Lambie,T. J.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : A 3-year program of laboratory testing led to some correlations between the mineralogical composition and the frost susceptibility of soils. Freezing tests were performed on about 400 artificially blended specimens with various amounts and different kinds of mineral fines mixed with a clean sand, a silt, a lean clay and a heavy clay. The tests demonstrate the frost heave effects of various fines. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, FROST HEAVE), (*SOIL MECHANICS, COLD WEATHER TESTS), FREEZING, MINERALS, PARTICLE SIZE, CLAY, SAND, SILT, TEST METHODS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, IONS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE