Accession Number : AD0712516

Title :   LABORATORY RESEARCH FOR THE DETERMINATION OF THE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SOILS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS ENGINEERING EXPERIMENT STATION

Personal Author(s) : Kersten,Miles S.

Report Date : JUN 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 235

Abstract : The report presents the results of an investigation to determine the thermal properties of a variety of soils and insulating materials. This study represents only one phase of a comprehensive program of research. In addition to the thermal tests on soils, the program was extended to include tests on pre-cast insulating slabs and an asphalt paving mixture. Since this is the final report on the investigation, the data are given in detail; the thermal conductivity test data on soils are tabulated in Appendix I. In the discussion of the effect of various factors, graphs for just one or two soils are given in the body of the report, and similar curves for the other soils are included in an appendix. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, *THERMODYNAMICS), (*CONSTRUCTION, ARCTIC REGIONS), PERMAFROST, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, SPECIFIC HEAT, DIFFUSIVITY, THERMAL INSULATION, TESTS, ALASKA

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE