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Title: Frost investigation, 1944-1945 : reports on Caspar Airbase, Caspar, Wyoming, Fargo Municipal Airfield, Fargo, North Dakota and Bismarck Municipal Airfield, Bismarck, North Dakota
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Omaha District.
Keywords: Caspar Airbase, Wyoming
Fargo Municipal Airfield, North Dakota
Bismarck Municipal Airfield, North Dakota
Pavement bases
Soil mechanics
Frost action
Frost heave
Frost heaving
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. 6
Description: Technical Report
Purpose: The purpose of these investigations has been the determination of the development of frost action in pavement elements as affected by varying conditions of weather, soils, and ground water; and further, the obtaining of data, relative to the reduction of load carrying capacities of the pavements caused by the action of frost in the various pavement elements. The investigation at Casper Airbase was made to determine the effects of frost in an area and region having a fairly low annual precipitation, a generally low water table, and a naturally dry subsurface soil condition, these conditions existing simultaneously with subsurface soils having a, borderline susceptibility to frost action under proper moisture conditions. The investigation at Fargo Municipal Airfield was made to determine the effects of frost in a region having a fairly high rate of precipitation, a high water table, generally wet subsurface soil conditions, together with the existence of soils considered to be susceptible to frost action, in a region indicated as having generally very severe winter weather conditions. The conditions existing under the pavement on this airfield are considered to be favorable for the development of severe frost action conditions. The investigation at Bismarck Municipal Airfield was made to determine the effects of frost in a region having a fairly low annual precipitation but with severe winter weather conditions, and on an airfield having subsurface materials, including subgrade soils, which may generally be considered as susceptible to frost action, the possibility of frost action in these materials being increased by the presence of a perched water table at a depth of approximately twelve feet below the surface.
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