Accession Number:

AD0613051

Title:

UNDERSNOW STRUCTURES: BYRD STATION, ANTARCTICA,

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COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

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Report Date:

1965-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

52.0

Abstract:

Byrd Station consists of a network of shallow tunnels containing light, T-5-type, prefabricated buildings and other items of equipment. Some small buildings e.g., aurora tower, balloon pavilion, rawin dome are elevated above the snow surface on extensible columns. The tunnels were constructed by the cut-and-cover method. Data are given concerning tunnel deformation, floor levels and foundation settlement, temperature measurements, ventilation, and other tests. Deformation data are analysed to provide design information for future construction, and it is shown that heat loss from buildings increase the rate of tunnel deformation substantially. The appendixes discuss snow reinforcement tests, air permeability of snow and the ventilation of undersnow camps, and the thermal effects of water wells and sewage sinks. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE