frost heave test

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A laboratory test in which aggregate or soil is frozen under controlled conditions. A cylinder containing rock aggregate, 150 mm high and 100 mm in diameter, is placed in freezing conditions with its base in running water for 250 hours. The frost heave must be less than 12 mm.

Subjects: Ecology and Conservation — Earth Sciences and Geography.

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