Accession Number : AD0712649

Title :   THE FACTOR OF SOIL AND MATERIAL TYPE IN FROST ACTION,

Corporate Author : ARCTIC CONSTRUCTION AND FROST EFFECTS LAB BOSTON MASS

Personal Author(s) : Linell,Kenneth A. ; Kaplar,Chester W.

Report Date : DEC 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 93

Abstract : The present paper is one of four prepared for presentation at the January 1959 Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board and intended to bring out, in the original papers and through prepared discussions, the present and latest basic knowledge concerning frost heave and frost action in soils in relation to pavements. The basic papers cover the factors of (1) water availability, (2) penetration of freezing temperatures, (3) freezing mechanism of soil-water systems, and (4) soil and material types. The present paper covers the last-named of these factors. It reviews the elements which are significant in annual freeze and thaw action in soils and pavement supporting materials. In general, it does not attempt to cover special physical factors encountered only under permafrost conditions. However, the principles brought out herein are, in general, basically applicable not only to frost action which occurs in areas of purely seasonal freezing, but also to that which occurs in the zone of annual freeze and thaw in permafrost regions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SOILS, FROST HEAVE), PAVEMENTS, FREEZING, PENETRATION, MELTING, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), PERMAFROST, ROADS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE