FROST-ACTION STUDIES OF THIRTY SOILS IN NEW JERSEY

SLAB-MOVEMENT AND PENETRATION-RESISTANCE STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED ON 30 SOILS EXPOSED TO FALL, WINTER AND SPRING (1949-1950) WEATHER CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL NEW JERSEY. SAMPLES OF 6 CU. YD. EACH WERE COMPACTED AND TOPPED WITH A 6-IN.-THICK CONCRETE SLAB. WEIGHTED PLUNGERS, PASSING THROUGH HOLES IN THE CONCRETE SLAB, RESTED ON THE UNDERLYING SAMPLE. ELEVATIONS OF SLABS AND PLUNGERS WERE REOCRDED FOR A PERIOD OF SIX MONTHS. PLUNGER PENETRATION AND SLAB MOVEMENT ARE CORRELATED WITH SOIL CLASSIFICATION. HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT APPEARED TO BE AS DETRIMENTAL AS FREEZE-THAW ACTION. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00237861
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM