Accession Number : AD0485168

Title :   SURFACE CHARACTERISTICS - EFFECT ON THERMAL REGIME. PHASE I.

Descriptive Note : Special rept.,

Corporate Author : LITTLE (ARTHUR D) INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Wechsler, Alfred E. ; Glaser, Peter E.

Report Date : APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The purpose of the contract is to investigate various methods for control of the heat reflectance and absorption characteristics of construction materials. Phase I consisted of a literature review and survey of characteristics of materials and techniques; a review of present heat flow calculation techniques with recommendations as to those most applicable for further study by USA CREEL; and presentation of recommendations as to the most promising solutions to the control of the heat reflecting and absorbing characteristics of construction materials with an outline of applicable field and laboratory procedures for refrigeration of the recommended solutions.

Descriptors :   *CONSTRUCTION, *ARCTIC REGIONS, FOUNDATIONS(STRUCTURES), PAVEMENTS, RUNWAYS, PERMAFROST, CIVIL ENGINEERING, THERMAL RADIATION, REFLECTION, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, THERMAL INSULATION, BUILDINGS, RODS, STRUCTURES, SURFACE PROPERTIES, HEAT TRANSFER, MELTING.

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE