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Title: Comprehensive report : frost investigation, 1944-1945
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Frost
Frost action
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Pavements
Pavement bases
Runways
Airfields
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
Summary: The frost investigation program was authorized by the Chief of Engineers by letter to the Division Engineer, New England Division dated 7 July 1944; subject "Frost Investigation". The 1944-1945 Frost Investigation included studies at 10 airfields in the northern part of the United States, with varying subsurface conditions, three traffic tests on rigid and flexible pavements, theoretical studies, cold room experiment, and laboratory and field tests. The purpose of the investigation was to establish criteria and methods for the design of airfield pavements where conditions are conducive to frost action both in theaters, of operation and in the United States and to establish criteria, and methods for evaluation of airfield pavements where subgrade soils or base courses experience frost action. Based upon the studies performed recommended revisions to the Engineering Manual for design of foundations for flexible and rigid pavements over subgrades susceptible to frost action were prepared and forwarded to the Chief of Engineers. The recommended criteria for design are applicable for evaluation of airfield pavements where subgrade soils or base courses experience frost action.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/6567
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