Accession Number:

AD0681219

Title:

AN EXPERIMENTAL SNOW RUNWAY PAVEMENT IN ANTARCTICA

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

The strength properties of a Peter miller-processed and -compacted snow runway test strip at McMurdo, Antarctica, and the snow pavement performance during simulated C-130 and C-121 aircraft wheel-load tests are discussed and evaluated. The correlation of shear strength with ram hardness and unconfined compressive strength of high-density snow is discussed and an approximate relationship is developed. Data from actual aircraft and simulated aircraft wheel-load tests on snow pavements are compared with previously developed criteria for snow pavement supporting capacity.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE