Accession Number:

AD0679654

Title:

McMURDO ICE WHARF - PULLOUT STRENGTH OF PILES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

Slightly saline fast ice along the western shore of Winter Quarters Bay, McMurdo Station, Antarctica, has been used as a wharf since January 1964. Progressive damage to this wharf has necessitated design and construction of a protective dock face supported by piles set in the fast ice. To provide data on the resistance of such piles to rapid pullout and long-term tension loads, model piles set in ice were tested at ice temperatures between -10 and 31F. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE