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Title: Energy balance on a paved surface
Authors: United States. Army Electronics Command. Meteorological Support Activity.
Berg, Richard L.
Keywords: Concrete pavements
Energy balance
Frost and thaw penetration
Frost penetration
Thaw depth
Heat balance
Heat transfer
Heat transmission
Portland cement concrete
Lebanon, New Hampshire
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.)) ; 226.
Description: Technical Report
Abstract: Energy balance data from portland cement concrete test slabs at the Lebanon Regional Airport, Lebanon, New Hampshire, are compared with calculated quantities. Energy balance components are calculated from techniques used by Scott in developing the cumulative heat flow technique for determining frost and thaw depths. Techniques for computing frost and thaw depths are briefly reviewed to illustrate applications of the surface energy balance in frost and thaw depth calculations. Comparison of calculated and measured components of the energy balance indicates that computational techniques and/ or data measurement techniques must be improved to provide estimated frost and thaw depths that are within 15% of measured depths.
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