Accession Number : AD0712557

Title :   INVESTIGATION OF THE EFFECT OF FROST ACTION ON PAVEMENT SUPPORTING CAPACITY,

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Linell,Kenneth A. ; Haley,James F.

Report Date : 1950

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : The paper presents a summary of studies which have been made of the effect of frost action on pavement supporting capacities as part of a comprehensive frost investigational program initiated by the Corps of Engineers in l944. The purpose of the program was to develop design and evaluation criteria for pavements constructed on subgrade soils subject to frost action. The studies represent the first large scale investigation directed toward the development of pavement design and evaluation criteria based on the weakened condition of thawed subgrade soils. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING FIELDS, FROST HEAVE), (*PAVEMENTS, *FROST HEAVE), DESIGN, FLEXIBLE STRUCTURES, MELTING, ICE, LOADS(FORCES), TRAFFIC, SOILS, PENETRATION, TESTS

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE