Accession Number:

AD0648510

Title:

DIGGING FROZEN GROUND,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

SNOW ICE AND PERMAFROST RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT WILMETTE ILL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

The following methods of trench construction in frozen ground were investigated 1 utilization of a disk saw in both vertical and horizontal positions 2 utilization of drop hammers as pressure cutters and of wedges to dispose of the blocks produced 3 cutting narrow channels in the frozen ground 3-4 cm wide using a 12-bladed cutter 4 utilization of a modified trench excavator with a chain conveyor. The first two methods were judged useless. The third method required minimum power, but a high rate of blade damage and wear rendered it impracticable. The fourth method was also hampered by a high rate of blade wear and, in addition, had a high power consumption. Possible schemes for overcoming the blade-wear problem are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE