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Title: Roadway design in seasonal frost areas
Authors: United States. Federal Highway Administration.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.
National Research Council (U.S.). Transportation Research Board.
Johnson, T. C. (Thaddeus C.)
Berg, Richard L.
Carey, Kevin L.
Kaplar, Chester W.
Keywords: Roads
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Soil moisture
Seasonal freeze
Soil structure
Cold weather conditions
Cold regions
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)) ; 259.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: This report describes and asses the merit of current practice in roadway design in seasonal frost areas. Information is presented on the mechanisms of frost heaving and thaw weakening, the factors that contribute to frost problems, criteria for estimating frost susceptibility, surveying practices for locating areas of detrimental frost action, subgrade treatment and drainage to minimize the effects of frost action, and the structural design of pavements to accommodate the influences of frost action. Research needs in the area are identified. NOTE: This is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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