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Title: Frost susceptibility of soil : review of index tests
Authors: United States. Federal Highway Administration.
United States. Federal Aviation Administration.
Chamberlain, Edwin J.
Keywords: Frost heave
Frost heaving
Soil classification
Soil mechanics
Soil tests
Soil classification
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL monograph ; 81-2.
Description: CRREL Monograph
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 characteristics. 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.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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