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Title: Frost investigation, 1946-1947 : comprehensive report
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Airfields
Concrete pavements
Pavement bases
Frost action
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Frost penetration
Soil mechanics
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Technical report (Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)) ; no. 16.
Description: Technical Report
Summary: The frost investigation program for 1946-1947 was authorized by the Chief of Engineers by letters dated 5 July 1946 and 12 August 1946, Subject : "Funds for Investigational Program for Fiscal Year 1947”. The investigation was carried on by the Frost Effects Laboratory in the New England Division with the cooperation of the Great Lakes -Division-and the Missouri River Division. Field investigations were made at five airfields, with varying subsurface conditions, located in the northern part of the United States and laboratory studies were conducted at the Frost Effects laboratory. The purpose of the investigations was to augment the tests made and data obtained from the frost investigations conducted during the years 1944 to 1946 inclusive and the recommend changes, if necessary, to Chapter 4, Part XII of the Engineering Manual. This report with the appendices presents the data obtained during the fiscal year 1946-1947: with the conclusions based on these studies. On the basis of these studies, a change in the design curves for rigid pavements is recommended which would decrease the required thickness of concrete for the 60,000 and 150,000 pound wheel load designs by one inch in most cases. The only other changes recommended are those which it is believed will clarify the text of the chapter.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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