Accession Number : AD0461141


Title :   TESTING OF A VIBRATORY SNOW COMPACTOR.


Descriptive Note : Special rept.,


Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH


Personal Author(s) : Wuori, Albert F


Report Date : Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 11


Abstract : A vibratory snow compactor was tested for its effectiveness in compacting snow for support of wheeled vehicles and aircraft traffic. The compactor was tested on both undisturbed snow and on snow which had been processed with a snow miller. It was found that the use of the vibratory compactor alone is adequate for construction of roads for light, wheeled traffic only. A combination of the milling process and vibratory compaction is essential for support of heavy wheeled vehicles and aircraft. The vibratory compactor was not as effective in compacting snow as the tracks of the crawler tractor required for towing. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SNOW VEHICLES , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , SNOW , VIBRATORS(MECHANICAL) , THICKNESS , DENSITY , TOWED VEHICLES , TRACTORS , ROAD BUILDING EQUIPMENT , CONSTRUCTION , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES , HARDNESS , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , FAILURE(MECHANICS) , FREQUENCY , VELOCITY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE