Airfields on Permafrost

by Kenneth A. Linell,

Serial Information: Journal of the Air Transport Division, 1957, Vol. 83, Issue 1, Pg. 1-15

Document Type: Journal Paper


In this paper the author outlines the special problems of constructing airfield pavements on permafrost foundations. Particular attention is devoted to problems of construction in areas of discontinuous permafrost, the importance of non-frost-susceptibility soils is shown, and means of combating degradation of pavements are carefully explained. The effects of frost loosening on subgrade soil compaction are outlined.

Subject Headings: Airports and airfields | Permafrost | Airport and airfield pavements | Compacted soils | Foundations | Construction management | Chemical degradation | Vehicle-pavement interaction

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