Accession Number:

ADA038818

Title:

Method for Calculating Ice Loads on High Structures (Eine Methode zur Berechnung von Eislasten fur Hohe Bauwerke),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER N H

Report Date:

1977-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The indirect calculation of ice loads on high structures, using cloud and precipitation characteristics at subzero temperatures, is discussed. Results of experimental calculations of ice load probabilities made for heights 100, 200, 300, 500, and 600 m above the ground, using station observations are presented. The values of ice loads, and thicknesses of ice covers, determined arithmetically, are compared with observed values obtained from a mast in Obninsk. It is shown that the proposed method is sufficiently accurate. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE