Accession Number : ADA111752

Title :   Frost Susceptibility of Soil, Review of Index Tests,

Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s) : Chamberlain,Edwin J

PDF Url : ADA111752

Report Date : Dec 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 122

Abstract : Methods of determining the frost susceptibility of soils are identified and presented in this report. More than one hundred criteria were found, the most common based on particle size caharacteristics. These particle size criteria are frequently augmented by information such as grain size distribution, uniformity coefficients and Atterberg limits. Information on permeability, mineralogy and soil classification has also been used. More complex methods requiring pore size distribution, moisture-tension, hydraulic-conductivity, heave-stress, and frost-heave tests have also been proposed. However, none has proven to be the universal test for determining the frost susceptibility of soils. Based on this survey, four methods are proposed for further study. They are the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Frost Susceptibility Classification System, the moisture-tension hydraulic-conductivity test, a new frost-heave test, and the CBR-after-thaw test. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Frost heave, Soils, Particle size, Water, Ice, Interactions, Soil tests, Laboratory tests

Subject Categories : Soil Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE