TESTS ON FOUNDATIONS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO FROST /IN FRENCH/

THE RESULTS OF TESTS CARRIED OUT OVER 14 YEARS ON THE INSULATION OF FOUNDATIONS BY MEANS OF GLASS FIBER UNDERLAY ARE PRESENTED. FROM 1964 ONWARDS, FURTHER TESTS WERE CONDUCTED WITH WATER REPELLANT AND INSULATING EXPANDED OR EXTRUDED PANELS MADE OF POLYSTYTOL. TESTS ON LOW-DENSITY INSULATING PANELS WERE NOT SATISFACTORY. HIGHER-DENSITY INSULATING PANELS WERE USED. A COMPARISON IS MADE BETWEEN THE BEHAVIOR OF EXPANDED AND EXTRUDED PANELS. RESULTS ARE GIVEN OF ONE EXPERIMENT ON A SMALL SECTION OF ROAD IN WHICH THE INSULATING PANEL WAS PLACED AT A VERY SHALLOW DEPTH. THE COST OF STANDARD FOUNDATIONS NOT SUSCEPTIBLE TO FROST AND THAT OF ISOLAGED FOUNDATIONS ARE COMPARED, AND THE APPLICATION OF THE PRINCIPLE OF INSULATION TO OTHER CIVIL ENGINEERING WORKS IS DISCUSSED. RESULTS ARE GIVEN OF SOME DEFLECTION MEASUREMENTS ON ISOLATED SECTIONS OF CARRIAGEWAYS. /VSS/LCPC/RRL/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 13, pp 635-639, 6 PHOT
  • Authors:
    • Mantel, L
  • Publication Date: 1969

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  • Accession Number: 00237642
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Road Research Laboratory /UK
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 19 1971 12:00AM