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Title: Field moisture content investigation. Interim report 1
Authors: United States. Mississippi River Commission.
U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Keywords: Runways (Aeronautics)
Soil moisture
Pavements testing
Publisher: U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station.
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical memorandum
Preface: The Field Moisture Content Investigation is a continuing study or moisture movement under airfield0 pavements. The initial phase of the investigation was a review of published accounts of methods of observing in-place soil moisture content. As a result of this review the Bouyoucos resistance block was selected for trial. The block appeared to be satisfactory as a tool for measuring moisture contents in soil. Installations of a number of Bouyoucos blocks were made at three airfields in the Albuquerque District, CE, located at Albuquerque (Kirtland Field), Clovis, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, and periodic readings were taken for 18 months. The block installations did not yield satisfactory results. Laboratory calibrations of moisture blocks with compacted soils were unsuccessful and field block resistances did not correspond systematically with field moisture contents as determined by direct sampling. A review of the work that has been accomplished with moisture blocks and an analysis of the failure of the blocks to produce reliable moisture content information is presented in this interim report.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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