Accession Number : AD0712571

Title :   FROST INVESTIGATIONS. FISCAL YEAR 1951. FIELD INVESTIGATIONS AT FROST TEST SECTION LIMESTONE, MAINE.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. (1st).

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Report Date : JUN 1951

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : The purpose of the field studies was to obtain information relative to the magnitude and the duration of the reduction in pavement supporting capacity due to frost action as measured by plate bearing tests, and to verify established criteria for the design and evaluation of pavements for airfields and highways. A test section was constructed at the Limestone Air Force Base, Limestone, Maine, with provisions made for performing plate bearing tests at selected locations to obtain comparative strength values at various periods during the year, and under varying ground water conditions. Additional areas were provided for excavation of test pits to measure density and water content variations, to study ice lens formation, and to perform California Bearing Ratio tests on the subgrade for the purpose of correlation with the other studies. Facilities were also provided for water table control and observation. (Author)

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

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

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE