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Title: Frost investigation, 1945-1946 : report on frost investigations and traffic tests, Selfridge Field, Michigan
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Detroit District.
Keywords: Frost
Frost effects
Frost action
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Concrete pavements
Portland concrete cement
Frost penetration
Issue Date: Jun-1946
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.)) ; 3.
Description: Technical report
Purpose: The purpose of the frost investigation was the determination of development of frost action in the soils underlying airfield Portland cement concrete pavements as affected by the various conditions of weather, soils, and ground water at Selfridge Field. The specific purpose of the traffic test at this site was to determine the supporting capacity of the Portland cement pavement by means of a 60,000 pound load on a B-29 dual wheel assembly during and directly after the frost melting period. These investigations and traffic tests were to augment the tests which were part of a general Frost Investigation Program initiated during the fiscal year 1944-45 and continued during the fiscal year 1945-1946. The investigation includes observations of surface temperatures, subsurface temperatures, ground water table, frost penetration, ice. segregation, pavement heave, water content, density and climatic conditions. Plate bearing tests were made on the pavement and base materials. Laboratory tests were performed on representative subgrade base materials and on Portland cement concrete beams and cores. The traffic tests consisted of the daily application of the specified repeated load on 2 traffic test areas during and subsequent to the frost melting period. The investigations and tests were conducted during the following periods: a.) Prior to freezing (normal) b.) During freezing c.) During frost melting d.) After frost melting
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