EXPERIMENTAL METHOD OF CLASSIFYING SOILS ACCORDING TO THEIR SUSCEPTIBILITY TO FROST

METHODE EXPERIMENTALE DE CLASSEMENT DES SOLS SELON LEUR DEGRE DE GELIVITE

Details are given of an experimental method of studying the behaviour of different soils subjected to the same freezing process. The method enables the soils to the classified according to their frost susceptibility characterized by the gradient of the straight line representing their swelling as a function of the square root of the frost index. The equipment, which allows the simultaneous study of six samples, is described together with the first tests carried out. The results obtained which are reproducible have facilitated the classification of eight types of soil over a wide range of frost susceptibility. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)

    Boulevard Lefebvre 58
    Paris Cedex 15,   France  F-75732
  • Authors:
    • Aguirre-puente, J
    • Dupas, A
    • Philippe, A
  • Publication Date: 1972-7-8

Language

  • French

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  • Accession Number: 00096688
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Laboratoire Central des Ponts et Chausees (LCPC)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 1975 12:00AM