Accession Number : AD0712388

Title :   FROST INVESTIGATION 1944-1945. APPENDIX 6. REPORT ON PIERRE AIRFIELD, PIERRE, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : JUN 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 151

Abstract : The report covers a comprehensive investigation of moisture and density changes occurring in the various pavement subsurface elements during the period from early fall, 1944, through the spring thaw period in 1945, the measurement of heaving of the pavement caused by frost action; and the determination, by means of accelerated traffic tests, of the carrying capacity of the airfield pavements during and immediately after thaw. The investigation includes both flexible and rigid type pavements, with further investigations of conditions under turf surfaces and of soils in specially constructed test boxes. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING FIELDS, FREEZING), (*FREEZING, SOIL MECHANICS), FROST HEAVE, PAVEMENTS, WATER, ICE, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), TRAFFICABILITY, SOILS, SAMPLING, TEST METHODS, SOUTH DAKOTA

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE