Accession Number:

AD0684463

Title:

PIONEER POLAR STRUCTURES - SKID FOUNDATION FOR A 64-FOOT JAMESWAY.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

A skid foundation for a 64-foot Jamesway was developed to save manpower in relocating polar camps at outlying work centers and construction projects on snow and ice. Use of such a foundation would eliminate the labor required to completely disassemble and reassemble buildings that have to be moved due to changing requirements, drifting snow or site contamination. This steel foundation is hinged at the center connection to reduce bending moment, and is cross braced in each 16-foot length to keep it square. A prototype 64-foot-long foundation was loaded with weights to simulate the weight of a Jamesway and given tow tests on beach sand at Port Hueneme and on snow at McMurdo, Antarctica. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE