SOIL INVESTIGATIONS IN RUSSIA

A SPECIAL HIGHWAY RESEARCH BUREAU WITH A WELL-EQUIPPED LABORATORY AND STAFF OF FIELD WORKERS WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1923 BY THE RUSSIAN GOVERNMENT. PROFESSOR KRYNINE TELLS OF THE EXTENSIVE SOIL INVESTIGATION, INASMUCH AS 99 PER CENT OF TWO MILLION MILES OF ROAD IN RUSSIA HAVE ONLY AN EARTH SURFACE, MOST OF THE EFFORT HAS BEEN DIRECTED TOWARD THEIR IMPROVEMENT. "PREPARTION OF SOIL PROFILES," "DESIGN OF STANDARD SOIL MIXTURES," "STUDY OF THE PERMANENTLY FROZEN SOILS," AND "STUDY OF THE ROLLING PROCESS" ARE DISCUSSED. AMONG THE IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS ARE THE "OPALOSCOPE" FOR THE OPTICAL STUDY OF SIZE AND SHAPE OF SOIL PARTICLES AND THE "REFLECTOMETER" FOR THE OPTICAL DETERMINATION OF WATER CONTENT OF SOILS. BOTH OF THESE WERE DESIGNED BY MR. G. I. POKROWSKI.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 9, pp 66-86, 6 FIG, 8 REF
  • Authors:
    • Krynine, D P
    • Mullis, I B
    • Hogentogler, C A
    • Eno, F H
  • Discussers:
    • MARSTON, A
  • Publication Date: 1930

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Ninth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 12-13, 1929
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00229827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 1 1971 12:00AM