Accession Number:

AD0680184

Title:

EFFECT OF SOLAR RADIATION ON PROCESSED SNOW IN ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

29.0

Abstract:

The report discusses the effect of solar radiation on the strength of in situ processed Peter snow. The effect of short term less than 2 weeks solar radiation on the strength of in situ processed snow sintering in the environment of Greenland, can be considered insignificant. Under the environmental conditions, an in situ processed snow deposit can achieve in 45 days 90 to 95 of the unconfined compressive strength of natural snow of comparable density at -9C. Author

Subject Categories:

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

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE