NEED RESEARCH PERTAINING TO FROST ACTION AND RELATED PHENOMENA

THE COMMITTEE ON FROST HEAVE AND FROST ACTION IN SOIL IS SUMMARIZING THE AVAILABLE KNOWLEDGE ON THE SUBJECT. THE REVIEW OF PUBLISHED LITERATURE WAS COMPLETED AND THE SYMPOSIUM IS CONDUCTED TO LEARN OF CURRENT DEVELOPMENTS WHICH RESULT FROM INVESTIGATIONS AND EXPERIENCE. HIGHWAY PROBLEMS ASSOCIATED WITH FROST ACTION DUE TO THE ELEMENTS OF CLIMATE, SOIL, SOIL WATER, PAVEMENT, AND TRAFFIC ARE DISCUSSED. NEED IS FOUND FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING: (1) THE EXTENT OF DAMAGE GEOGRAPHICALLY SO THAT DAMAGE CAN BE RELATED TO TRAFFIC, PAVEMENT DESIGNS OR SOILS OR GEOLOGIC PARENT MATERIALS ON AN AREA BASIS, (2) THE NATURE OF THE DAMAGE, ITS SEVERITY AND WHETHER THE DAMAGE CAN BE ATTRIBUTED JUSTLY TO FROST ACTION, AND (3) THE FREQUENCY AT WHICH THE DIFFERENT DEGREES OF DAMAGE REOCCUR. THERE IS NEED FOR KNOWLEDGE OF THE EFFECT OF CYCLES OF FREEZING AND THAWING, RATE OF FROST PENETRATION, AND RATE OF THAWING, PARTICULARLY FOR AREAS WHERE LIGHT FREEZING IS FOLLOWED BY A REDUCTION IN BEARING CAPACITY ON THAWING. THE DEVELOPMENT IS DISCUSSED OF DESIGNS TO PREVENT DAMAGE TO NEW ROADS.

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  • Accession Number: 00237871
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 26 1970 12:00AM