Accession Number : AD0715722

Title :   Frost Investigations. Cold Room Studies. Mineral and Chemical Studies. Appendix A. ACFEL Investigational Data.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s) : Lambe,T. William

Report Date : APR 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 73

Abstract : The report presents the results of continuing studies to determine the effect of the mineral composition of soil fines on frost action and of laboratory investigations with various chemical additives to modify frost action in frost-susceptible soils. Frost tests were performed with 32 additives; 12 of these are listed which will reduce the rate of heave by 50 percent or more when one percent or less (by soil weight) of additive is used. Ten specific conclusions are given. App. A presents laboratory data for the mineral and chemical studies presented in main part of report. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FROST HEAVE, SOILS), (*SOILS, CHEMICAL PROPERTIES), MINERALS, FREEZING, ADDITIVES, COSTS, ARCTIC REGIONS, MONTMORILLONITE, SODIUM COMPOUNDS, TESTS

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE