Accession Number : AD0465266


Title :   PIONEER POLAR STRUCTURES - SKID-FOUNDATION STUDY FOR A 64-FOOT JAMESWAY.


Descriptive Note : Technical note,


Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA


Personal Author(s) : Sherwood, Gerald E


Report Date : Jun 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : Frequent relocation of polar camps at outlying work centers and construction projects on snow and ice is necessary because of changing requirements, drifting snow and site contamination. Disassembly and re-erection of buildings during these moves is laborious and time consuming. In order to simplify the movement of these camps, a skid foundation for Jamesways up to 64 feet long is being developed. An experimental, 64foot-long, rigid steel foundation was tested on a fairly hard snow area near McMurdo, Antarctica, in February 1965. During the tests, the foundation was high-centered over a hard ridge of snow and the cantilever action caused it to separate at the midpoint. It is now being redesigned to provide a hinge-joint at the center thus eliminating the bending moment. Test and evaluation of the hinged foundation are planned during the summer season of Deep Freeze 66. (Author)


Descriptors :   *BUILDINGS , POLAR REGIONS , CONSTRUCTION , MOBILE , ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS , TOWED BODIES


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE