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Title: Frost investigations, 1953 : rigid pavement pumping experience
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Concrete
Concrete pavements
Pavement bases
Frost action
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Frost penetration
Rigid pavements
Pavement pumping
Issue Date: Sep-1954
Publisher: Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Description: Technical Report
Summary: This report presents a summary of information on rigid pavement pumping which was gathered by the Arctic Construction and Frost Effects Laboratory during Fiscal Years 1952 and 1953. The purpose of the investigation is to provide information which will either substantiate or serve as a basis, for revising existing Corps of Engineers criteria for base courses between rigid pavements and frost-susceptible subgrade soils. For the most part the pumping experience data were obtained by means of questionnaires sent to state, highway departments and Corps of Engineers offices in areas of seasonal freezing. This information was supplemented by reviews of technical papers and reports on pumping and by limited field observations. The information in general indicated an advantage in the use of a properly graded filter course between a rigid pavement and fine-grained frost-susceptible subgrade soils. It was not possible, from the information obtained, to define clearly pumping or non-pumping conditions because of a general lack of pertinent soils data and traffic and behavior records. The information gathered during the investigation has been furnished to the Purdue Research Foundation, Lafayette, Indiana, who are conducting a contract investigation entitled, "Study of Base Course Requirements for Rigid Pavements Over Frost Susceptible Subgrades". The objective of this investigational contract, which is scheduled for completion on 30 September 1955, is to obtain detailed data on pavement pumping by field and laboratory studies for use in formulating more definite rigid pavement base course criteria for frost conditions.
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