ENERGY BALANCE ON A PAVED SURFACE

Energy balance data from Portland cement concrete test slabs at the Lebanon Regional Airport, Lebanon, New Hampshire, are compared with calculated quantities. Energy balance components are calculated from techniques used by Scott in developing the cumulative heat flow technique for determining frost and thaw depths. Techniques for computing frost and thaw depths are briefly reviewed to illustrate applications of the surface energy balance in frost and thaw depth calculations. Comparison of calculated and measured components of the energy balance indicates that computational techniques and/or data measurement techniques must be improved to provide estimated frost and thaw depths that are within 15 percent of measured depths. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This report sponsored by the Directorate of Military Construction Office, Chief of Engineers, Washington, D.C.
  • Corporate Authors:

    U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory

    72 Lyme Road
    Hanover, NH  USA  03755-1290
  • Authors:
    • Berg, R L
  • Publication Date: 1974-6

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 56 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260013
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR 226 Tech Rpt.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 1974 12:00AM