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Title: Frost investigation, 1944-1945 : reports on Otis Field, Sandwhich, Massachusetts and Houlton Airfield, Houlton, Maine
Authors: United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. New England Division
Keywords: Otis Field, Massachusetts
Houlton Airfield, Maine
Airfields
Runways
Pavements
Pavement bases
Soils
Soil mechanics
Trafficability
Frost
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 in the soils underlying airfield pavements as affected by various conditions of weather, soils and groundwater. This report presents the results of the frost investigation conducted at Otis Field, Sandwich, Massachusetts during the period from 30 November 1944 through 23 April I945. The investigation at Otis Field includes one test area in which observations were made of frost penetration, ice segregation, water content, and density. In place C.B .R. tests were made on the subgrade soil. Atterberg limits and mechanical analysis tests were performed on representative samples. The climatic and other general conditions related to the frost investigation at Otis Field also are included in this report. This report also presents the results of the frost investigation conducted at Houlton Airfield in Houlton, Maine during the period from 10 November 1944 through 8 May, 1945. The investigation at Houlton Airfield includes two test areas in which observations were made of ground water table, frost penetration, ice segregation, water content, and density. In place CBR tests were made on subgrade and laboratory CBR tests were made on remolded representative base and subgrade material. Atterberg limits and mechanical analysis were performed on representative samples. The climatic and other general conditions related to the frost investigation at Houlton Airfield also are included in this report.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11681/6605
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