Accession Number : AD0712358

Title :   FROST INVESTIGATION 1945-1946. REPORT ON FROST INVESTIGATIONS AND TRAFFIC TESTS, SELFRIDGE FIELD, MICHIGAN.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : JUN 1946

Pagination or Media Count : 109

Abstract : The report presents the results of the frost investigation conducted at Selfridge Field, Michigan, during the period from 31 October 1945 through 25 June 1946. The investigation includes observations of surface temperatures, subsurface temperatures, ground water table, frost penetration, ice segregation, pavement heave, water content, density and climatic conditions. Plate bearing tests were made on the pavement and base materials. Laboratory tests were performed on representative subgrade base materials and on Portland cement concrete beams and cores. The traffic tests consisted of the daily application of the specified repeated load on 2 traffic test areas during and subsequent to the frost melting period. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING FIELDS, FREEZING), (*FREEZING, SOIL MECHANICS), SOILS, FROST HEAVE, PAVEMENTS, DRAINAGE, WATER, ICE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, SAMPLING, TRAFFICABILITY, STATISTICAL DATA, MICHIGAN

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE