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Title: Small-scale testing of soils for frost action and water migration
Authors: Sayward, John M.
Keywords: Frost heave
Frost heaving
Soil tests
Soil testing
Water migration
Soil additives (thickeners)
Frost action
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Special report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 79-17.
Description: Special Report
Abstract: A method is described by which frost action (soil heaving and needle ice) and the use of soil additives for its control can be studied. The apparatus and procedure are simple and convenient, requiring no extensive space or services and using only small quantities of materials. The procedure could be useful in developing a standard test for such purposes where small scale and convenience are requisite. Also described are two simple, small-scale accessory tests that likewise relate to permeability of soils. These evaporation and wetting tests might also have similar use, particularly in the study of water migration-inhibiting additives.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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