SOIL TEMPERATURE STUDIES - A PROGRESS REPORT

THE VARIATION OF TEMPERATURE IN SOILS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AT VARYING DEPTHS BENEATH THE GROUND SURFACE SHOWS THAT A LARGE NUMBER OF ECONOMIC PROBLEMS ARE DEPENDENT ON SOIL TEMPERATURE CONDITIONS. THESE INCLUDE THE OPERATION OF HEAT PUMPS, THE DEPHT AT WHICH WATER AND SEWER PIPES HAVE TO BE BURIED IN COLDER CLIMATES, THE DESIGN OF HOUSE FOUNDATIONS, THE STABILITY OF COLD STORAGE PLANT FOUNDATIONS, HEAT LOSSES FROM ELECTRICAL CONDUITS, GAS MAINS AND OTHER UTILITIES, AND THE STABILITY OF HIGHWAY AND AIRPORT PAVEMENTS WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO FROST ACTION. STUDIES SHOW THE IMPORTANCE OF MOISTURE MIGRATION IN SOIL AND IT NOW APPEARS THAT THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR OF ALL, WHEN ASSOCIATED WITH THE STATE OF COMPACTION OF THE SOIL. FIELD EXPERIMENTS HAVE THEREFORE BEEN STARTED TO INVESTIGATE THESE AND OTHER FACTORS. THE EXPERIMENTAL TIME CYCLE FOR SUCH RESEARCH IS ONE YEAR, AND RESULTS ARE AFFECTED BY LOCAL CLIMATOLOGICAL CONDITIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 29, pp 434-445, 7 FIG, 20 REF
  • Authors:
    • Legget, R F
    • Peckover, F L
  • Publication Date: 1950

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-16, 1949.
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00229996
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 25 1971 12:00AM