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Title: Freezing test for evaluating relative frost susceptibility of various soils
Authors: Kaplar, Chester W.
Keywords: Frost heave
Frost heaving
Frost susceptibility tests
Frozen soil tests
Soil freezing tests
Soil freezing
Frozen soils
Frozen ground
Frozen ground mechanics
Frost resistance
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Research report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 250.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: This report presents a description of the equipment and procedures used in the laboratory test of the relative frost susceptibility of different soils on Corps of Engineers construction projects and include typical results of freezing tests of natural soils. The test utilizes a slow unidirectional freezing of a 6-in. high, remolded or undisturbed soil specimen with water available at the base (open system). The heaving rate measured during the test is used as the basis for classification of the frost susceptibility potential of the soil. This type of test, which measures heaving rate, is considered most versatile and adaptable for evaluating the effects of numerous soil parameters on frost heave.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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