Reduced strength due to frost action in highway pavements is a well recognized international problem. This paper discusses causes for this reduced strength in general, summarizing reported research findings in the United States on changes in subgrade moisture and density, pore pressures due to solar heating of the pavement, measurement of seasonal strength changes and design and construction methods for minimizing these changes. The author suggests improvements in drainage of pavements which may be useful for reducing the problem of strength loss during the spring thaw. /Author/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented during the Symposium on Frost Action on Roads held in Oslo, Norway, 1-3 October, 1973.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

    2, rue André Pascal
    Paris,   France  75775 Paris Cedex 16
  • Authors:
    • Ring III, G W
  • Conference:
  • Publication Date: 1973


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 107-118
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 2

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00260452
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 11 1975 12:00AM