Accession Number : AD0769719

Title :   Experimental Method of Classifying Soils According to the Extent to Which They Break up on Freezing (Methode Experimentale de Classment des Sols Selon leur Degre de Gelivite),

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s) : Aguirre-Puente,J. ; Dupas,A. ; Philippe,A.

Report Date : AUG 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : A method is discussed for classifying soils, according to the extent they break up on freezing. This method, based upon a test of swelling upon freezing, permits relative classification of different soils with respect to one another according to a parameter which is the slope of the straight line curve of swelling as a function of the square root of the frost index. An experimental installation was developed for this purpose, with which relative classification of eight soils covering a wide range in their extent of breaking up on freezing was accomplished.

Descriptors :   (*Soil classification, Experimental data), Soils, Soil dynamics, Freezing, Thawing, Heat transfer, Mass transfer, France, Translations

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE