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Title: Frost investigation, 1944-1945 : report on laboratory tests on frost penetration and thermal conductivity of cohesionless soils
Authors: Harvard University. Soil Mechanics Laboratory.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division.
Keywords: Airfields
Pavement bases
Soil mechanics
Soil temperature
Thermal conductivity
Frost action
Frost heave
Frost heaving
Frost penetration
Laboratory tests
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 this investigation has been to study (1) temperature changes within laboratory specimens of sand due to suddenly impressed surface temperatures and (2) the thermal conductivity of several representative materials commonly used for base course construction beneath pavements and one sample of bituminous concrete. The materials selected for testing were limited to those which are non-frost susceptible, that is, materials in which frost action is not possible. In connection with the analysis of test results it was necessary to utilize and develop theoretical solutions for temperature changes under ideal conditions. These studies are included in this report. Also included is a brief summary of the work accomplished by H. E. Patten on thermal conductivity and the results of his investigations are compared with those reported herein. All tests for thermal conductivity were limited to the material in the unfrozen state.
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