CORRELATION BETWEEN THE FROST HEAVE AND GRANULOMETRY OF SOILS

PREVIOUS STUDIES STATE THAT THE FROST HEAVE OF SOILS IS DUE TO THEIR GRAIN SIZE DISTRIBUTION. IN THIS STUDY THE AUTHOR SHOWS THAT THE RATE OF FROST HEAVE IS A FUNCTION OF THE MAXIMAL GRAIN SIZE OF THE SOIL, ITS SURFACE AREA, AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES. THE AUTHOR GIVES A MATHEMATICAL FORMULA IN TERMS OF MINUTES, WHICH IS PROPORTIONAL TO THE RATE OF HEAT EXTRACTION. THE AUTHOR DEMONSTRATES FURTHER THAT, GIVEN CERTAIN PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, THE EXTENT OF FROST HEAVE CAN BE COMPUTED FROM LIQUID LIMIT DATA. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00237274
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: CANADIAN GOOD ROADS ASSOCIATION
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1994 12:00AM