Accession Number : AD0712389

Title :   FROST INVESTIGATION 1944-1945. APPENDIX 7. REPORT ON WATERTOWN AIRFIELD, WATERTOWN, SOUTH DAKOTA.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : JUN 1945

Pagination or Media Count : 70

Abstract : The purpose of the investigation was the determination of the development of frost action in pavement elements as affected by varying conditions of weather, soils, and ground water; and further, the obtaining of data relative to the reduction of load carrying capacities of the pavements caused by the action of frost in the various pavement elements. The investigation at Watertown Airfield was made to determine the effects of frost in an area having generally severe winter temperature conditions, a fairly high rate of annual precipitation, a high water table, and subsurface conditions favoring the development of frost action during the winter period. (Author)

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

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE