Accession Number : AD0712569

Title :   FIELD STUDIES, FROST TEST AREA, LIMESTONE MAINE AND SUPPLEMENTARY INVESTIGATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Status rept.

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : 1955

Pagination or Media Count : 44

Abstract : The Frost Test Area located at Loring Air Force Base, Limestone, Maine, was constructed for the purpose of conducting field studies to obtain information relative to the magnitude and duration of reduction in pavement supporting capacity, due to frost action, as measured by plate bearing tests. In addition, it was desired to determine the effect of natural field and climatic conditions on frost action and to verify criteria for design and evaluation of pavements for airfields and highways. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LANDING FIELDS, FROST HEAVE), (*FROST HEAVE, SOILS), (*PAVEMENTS, FROST HEAVE), FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), DEFLECTION, ROADS, THICKNESS, DRAINAGE, FREEZING, MELTING, THERMOCOUPLES, TEMPERATURE, PENETRATION

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE